Freja

17942
Nominal Guns40W006
NationalityDenmark
OperatorDano-Norwegian navy
Launched1793W006
How acquiredPurpose builtW006
ShipyardCopenhagen - Zealand BWAS-1793
Designed byErnst Wilhelm Stibolt (1741/42-1796)W006
CategoryFifth RateW006
Ship TypeFrigate W006
Sailing RigShip RiggedW006
Captured7.9.1807BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Freya' (1807) (38)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW006
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Danish Fod (Feet)45.2304 (139′ 9″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 6"Danish Fod (Feet)11.6441 (35′ 11″ Imperial)
Draught Aft16' 6"Danish Fod (Feet)5.0518 (15′ 7″ Imperial)

Armament


1793Broadside Weight = 303 Danish Pund (331.179 lbs 151.4394 kg)RN-JT
Gun Deck26 Danish 18-Pounder
Gun Deck4 Danish 12-Pound Howitzer
Gun Deck14 Danish 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 Danish 1-Pounder

Service History


DateEventSource
25.7.1800Taken by Arrow (28) Goodwin Sandsref:
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
7.9.1807Taken by the British at the fall of Copenhagen

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 20th of August 2012 21:30

25 Jul 1800 Nemesis 28, Prevoyante 36, Terpsichore 32, Arrow 20 a brig and a lugger detain The Danish Freya Captain Krabbe and convoy off the Goodwin Sands in a search for contraband. Freya fires on British but is forced to surrender and taken to the Downs where V-Ad Skeffington Lutwidge in Overyssel64 held the convoy until a political agreement was reached with Denmark

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