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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.5.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1793
Launched4.7.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked14.1.1797BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 0"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel119' 6"Imperial Feet36.2792 
Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen925 8794Tons BM 

Armament


4.7.1795Broadside Weight = 407 Imperial Pound ( 184.5745 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1794264Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.1795 - 14.1.1797CaptainRobert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1796 - 14.1.1797First LieutenantBendall Robert LittlehalesW005

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.7.1795building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £15547.0.0dBWAS-1714
25.9.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9134.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.4.1796Action of 1796-04-20
11.6.1796Took the Brig Les Trois Couleurs (10) off Brest
14.1.1797Ran aground andlost on L'Ile de Bas, losing 6 drownedBWAS-1793
14.1.1797Chase of the Droits de l'Homme

 

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