Alarm -> 1800 Heldin -> 1800 Helder

Nominal Guns28BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Sixth Rate ship 'Heldin' (1796) (28)
First Commissioned10.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck122' 1"Imperial Feet37.1868 
Length of Keel102' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet31.1055 
Breadth36' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet10.9792 
Depth in Hold11' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet3.3719 
Burthen635 9194Tons BM 


10.1800Broadside Weight = 156 Imperial Pound ( 70.746 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

3 Commanding Officers

10.1800 - 1801CaptainJohn PhilipsBWAS-17141801 - 12.1801CommanderBridges Watkinson Taylor (d.1814)BWAS-171412.1801 - 1802CaptainWilliam Parker (1781-1866)BWAS-1714

Service History

28.8.1799Taken by Mitchell's squadron in the Nieuwe DiepBWAS-1793
4.1800Renamed HeldinBWAS-1793
24.4.1800Renamed HelderBWAS-1793
28.4.1800Arrived at SheernessBWAS-1793
7.1800Started fitting at DeptfordBWAS-1793
7.1800Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
11.1800Completed fitting at a cost of £8,911BWAS-1793
11.1800Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8911.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.2.1801Her boats took the privateer **Victoire** off Cape St CroixBWAS-1793
14.2.1801Took the Privateer La Victoire (10) by boat off Cape St Croix


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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