Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1800BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAmphion ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Frances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1817BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 3"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel121' 9"Imperial Feet36.8808 
Breadth37' 8"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen918 7694Tons BM 


28.2.1801Broadside Weight = 324 Imperial Pound ( 146.934 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
27.6.1796254Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders

8.3.1801 - 1.7.1802Captain John William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-17932.7.1802 - 5.1803Captain John William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-17938.1802Commander Henry Whitby (d.1812)BWAS-17935.1803 - 5.1804Captain Andrew Fitzherbert EvansBWAS-17935.1804 - 10.1809Captain William Fitzroy (1782-1857)BWAS-179310.1809 - 12.1810Captain John Shortland (d.1809)BWAS-179312.1810 - 1813Captain James TownshendBWAS-17931813Captain Joseph Lamb PophamBWAS-17931814 - 31.8.1814Commander James CreightonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

3.7.1804 - 6.5.1806Lieutenant William BlackNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

7.6.1805 - 17.11.1805Master Francis PriorADM 29-13.4.1807 - 19.6.1808Master Michael Rose Langdon (c.1763-1815)ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers

1804 - 1806Midshipman William Bohun Bowyer (1789-?)NBD18495.1805 - 6.1809Midshipman William Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD1849

Service History

28.2.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.4.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1.1802Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
25.7.1803Capture of the Duquesne
1805On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
4.11.1805Battle of Cape Ortegal
1806On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
16.8.1807Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
1814Storeship at QuebecBWAS-1793
8.1814Laid up at WoolwichBWAS-1793
6.1816Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
10.1817Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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