Leander -> 1813 Hygeia

Nominal Guns52BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Leander' (1798) (64)
First Commissioned6.1799BWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel119' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet36.2903 
Breadth40' 8"Imperial Feet12.3952 
Depth in Hold17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Draught Forward11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft15' 11"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen1,052 4694Imperial Feet0.0124 


3.1799Broadside Weight = 420 Imperial Pound ( 190.47 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.4.1766350Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders

6.1799 - 9.1799CommanderSir Adam Drummond (d.1849)BWAS-17149.1799Captain Michael HallidayBWAS-17145.1802 - 8.1803Captain James OughtonBWAS-17148.1803 - 11.1803Captain Francis William Fane (d.1844)BWAS-171411.1803 - 1804Captain Alexander SkeneBWAS-17141804 - 11.1804Captain James OughtonBWAS-171411.1804 - 1.1805Captain John Talbot (1769-1851)BWAS-17141.1805Captain William LyallBWAS-17141.1805 - 5.1806Captain Henry Whitby (d.1812)BWAS-17145.1806 - 9.1806Captain Salisbury Pryce HumphreysBWAS-17149.1806 - 10.1806Captain Richard RaggettBWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

5.1802 - 1806Vice-Admiral of the White Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806)BWAS-17145.1806 - 9.1806Vice-Admiral of the White George Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

26.3.1802 - 3.7.1802LieutenantSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD18491804 - 1805Lieutenant William Bowles (1780-1869)NBD18491806First Lieutenant John CowanTRN5

1 Warrant Officer

10.6.1802 - 3.5.1805Carpenter John ParryADM 29/8

2 Petty Officers

1.1804 - 1805Midshipman Stephen BriggsNBD18498.1806 - 13.6.1808Master's Mate James BanceNBD1849

1 Crewman

1801 - 1.12.18021st Class Volunteer Henry Fage BelsonNBD1849

Service History

7.1801Began refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1802Completed refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £24962.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1802Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
23.2.1805Took the Frigate La Ville de Milan (40) off Bermuda
25.4.1806Fired on the US Coaster Richard at New YorkBWAS-1714
10.1806fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.5.1813Renamed HygeiaBWAS-1793
14.4.1817Sold to Mr Thomas for £2,100BWAS-1714


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