Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'La Nemesis' (1795) (28)
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 7"Imperial Feet36.5849 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen598 3794Tons BM 


9.3.1796Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

4.1796 - 9.1796Commander John HallidayBWAS-17142.1798 - 1.1799Captain Robert Dudley OliverBWAS-17141.1799 - 1800Captain Thomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-17141.1801 - 5.1802Captain Edward William Campbell Rich Owen (1771-1849)BWAS-17145.1802 - 1808Captain Philip SomervilleBWAS-17143.1809 - 4.1811Captain William FerrisBWAS-17144.1811 - 9.1811Captain William Bowles (1780-1869)BWAS-17142.1812 - 3.1814Commander James Ashley MaudeBWAS-1714

Service History

9.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10665.0.0dBWAS-1714
17.4.1798Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
12.1.1800Took the Lugger Le Renard (14) in the ChannelBG
1801Irish station and the ChannelBWAS-1714
29.8.1806Sailed with a convoy for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1807Station in NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
16.4.1808Sailed with a convoy for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1809Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1714
1810Sailed to Greenland FisheryBWAS-1714
22.7.1810Action near Studtland
23.7.1810Took the Gun-brig Balder (8) near Studlandt (Norway)
23.7.1810Took the Gun-brig Thor (8) near Studlandt (Norway)
4.1811Commissioned for the West coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
9.1811Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1812Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
5.1812Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1813Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
3.1814Paid offBWAS-1714
9.6.1814Sold at Portsmouth for £1,610BWAS-1714


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 10th of February 2018 08:57

27 Jun 1803 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, at Portsmouth, on David Jones, and William Gardner, of the Nemesis, for desertion, and the charge being proved they were sentenced to 50 lashes each.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 10th of February 2018 08:46

Circa 12 May 1804 Lieut D Spence apptd to the Nemesis28 Captain Philip Somerville to replace Lieut Eyre.

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