Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArtois ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesDutch Fourth Rate frigate 'Diana' (1815) (46)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 3"Imperial Feet44.5025 
Length of Keel121' 8 ½"Imperial Feet36.8935 
Breadth39' 3 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen999 4394Tons BM 


3.3.1794Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.3.1793270Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders

9.4.1794 - 1798Captain Jonathon Faulknor (d.1809) ADM 6/25/28BWAS-17933.1799 - 1800Captain Alexander Fraser (d.1829)BWAS-17931800 - 10.1801Captain John Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-179310.1801 - 11.1807Captain Thomas James MalingBWAS-179311.1807 - 1811Captain Charles Grant (1770-1824)BWAS-17932.10.1809 - 2.1810Captain John Cramer (d.c.1850)NBD18491811 - 1812Captain William FerrisBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

1806First Lieutenant John CampbellNBD18499.5.1806 - 6.10.1806Lieutenant James John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers

1.12.1807 - 20.1.1809Master James Sutherland (d.1814)ADM 29-15.3.1809 - 19.5.1809Master James Sutherland (d.1814)ADM 29-11814Master James Sutherland (d.1814)PROB11

1 Crewman

15.2.1796 - 3.17981st Class Volunteer James CrookeNBD1849

Service History

3.3.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.6.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8203.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.8.1794Destruction of the Volontaire
28.8.1796Took the Privateer L'Indemnité (14) on the Irish Coast
12.9.1797Took the Cutter Le Neptune (12) in Latitude 47 deg. 42 min. Longitude 8 deg. 28 min.BG
10.1797Took the Cutter Le Flibustier (4) on the Irish Station
5.12.1797Took the Privateer La Mouche (16)
17.5.1799Took the Privateer La Medie (10) in the West Indies
6.9.1799Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
13.7.1800Took the Schooner L'Industrie (6) in the West IndiesBG
1802In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1803On the Home StationBWAS-1793
7.12.1804Took the Corvette Diligencia (22) off Attavela
1805At JamaicaBWAS-1793
1806In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
18.2.1807Took the Privateer La Charlotte (14) in Home Waters
26.5.1807Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
11.1807Returned homeBWAS-1793
12.3.1809Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
1810On the Home StationBWAS-1793
13.11.1810Actions at La Hougue
1811On the Home StationBWAS-1793
24.8.1811Action in the Gironde
1812In Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
3.1813Began large repair at Turnchapel - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1814Completed large repair at Turnchapel - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1814Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.3.1815Sold to the Dutch Navy or £36,796BWAS-1793
5.1815Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Sold to the Dutch Navy


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