Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Magnanime' (1780) (64)
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassIntrepid ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1813BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck159' 6"Imperial Feet48.4658 
Length of Keel131' 6"Imperial Feet39.9337 
Breadth44' 4"Imperial Feet13.4366 


8.1794Broadside Weight = 480 Imperial Pound ( 217.68 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

8 Commanding Officers

11.1794 - 9.1795CaptainIsaac SchombergBWAS-17939.1795 - 10.1798CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-17931799 - 2.1802CaptainWilliam TaylorBWAS-17932.1802CaptainJohn GiffardBWAS-17932.1802 - 8.1802CaptainHenry Vansittart (1777-1843)BWAS-179310.1803 - 10.1804CaptainJohn BroughtonBWAS-17931806 - 1807LieutenantIsaac Charles Smith Collett (d.1821)BWAS-17931810LieutenantJohn MolyneuxBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

1797 - 2.8.1799LieutenantCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)EWIKI5.10.1803 - 16.9.1804LieutenantChristopher BellNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

7.12.1794 - 11.6.1797MasterThomas PriceADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

1801 - 2.1802MidshipmanThomas BradbyNBD1849

Service History

2.1795Completed fitting and cut down at a cost of £17,066BWAS-1793
22.6.1797Took the Privateer Le Triton (8) off Cape ClearBG
15.8.1797Took the Privateer Le Tiercelet (8)
16.3.1798Took the Brig Nouvelle Eugénie (18) in Latitude 42 and Longitude 12BG
2.4.1798Took the Ship L'Audacieux (18) BG
16.8.1798Took the Privateer La Colombe (12) BG
24.8.1798Took the Frigate La Decade (32) off Finistere
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island

Arrived at Plymouth

5.1799Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1799Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6694.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1800On the African coastBWAS-1793
5.4.1800Took the Brig Name Unknown (14) at Goree Island
2.1802Paid off after two years in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
4.1802Present at the mutiny of the West Indies Regiment at DominicaBWAS-1793
8.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1803Recommissioned as afloating battery at BristolBWAS-1793
10.1803Refitted as a 38 gun Unrated Floating Battery
11.1803Fitted to 'Lie in the Clyde'BWAS-1793
10.1804Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
1.1805Commissioned as a Hospital Ship at SheernessBWAS-1793
1.1805Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
1812In Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
7.1813Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793


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