Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Proserpine' (1785) (38)
First Commissioned8.1797B028
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassHébé ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up12.1816B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 4"Imperial Feet46.0268 
Length of Keel126' 1 ⅜"Imperial Feet38.4143 
Breadth39' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet11.9094 
Depth in Hold12' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen1,059 3594Tons BM 


8.1797Broadside Weight = 369 Imperial Pound ( 167.3415 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

9.1810Broadside Weight = 261 Imperial Pound ( 118.3635 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1797284 BWAS-1793

8 Ship Commanders

8.1797 - 5.1802CaptainThe Hon. Charles Herbert (1774-1808)BWAS-17935.1802 - 1804Captain William Allen ProbyBWAS-17931.1805 - 2.1805Captain John Charles WoolcombeBWAS-17932.1805 - 6.1805Captain Charles EkinsBWAS-17936.1805 - 5.1806Captain William Charles Fahie (1763-1833)BWAS-17935.1806 - 1807Captain William ChampainBWAS-179310.1807 - 5.1813Captain Frederick Paul Irby (1779-1844)BWAS-179312.1814 - 1816Captain Granville ProbyBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers

19.8.1797 - 2.1.1799Lieutenant Philip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)ref:6161813 - 7.2.1813First Lieutenant John James Bates (d.1813)TRN51813 - 7.2.1813Second Lieutenant John Pope (d.1813)TRN51813 - 7.2.1813Third Lieutenant George Wells (d.1813)TRN5

3 Petty Officers

12.1807 - 10.1810Midshipman Edward KeaneNBD184917.3.1808 - 9.3.1809Midshipman William ShepheardRNB182328.9.1809 - 22.5.1813Midshipman William ShepheardRNB1823

1 Passenger

2.1813 - 7.2.1813Lieutenant William Richard Pascoe (d.1813)TRN5

Service History

18.6.1796Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
21.7.1796Named and registered to the Royal NavyBWAS-1793
8.1797First commissioned for Channel serviceBWAS-1793
20.10.1797Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20924.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.9.1798Chased by Bompart's squadron in the Bay of Biscay
20.9.1798Began following the French squadron in company with the Anson (64) and the Ethalion (38)
4.10.1798The three ships finally lost contact
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise


Sailed from Plymouth to join the Channel fleet

9.4.1799Action of 1799-04-09

Arrived at Plymouth


Sailed from Plymouth

1.6.1800Sailed as part of the fleet bound for Quiberon Bay
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
2.6.1800Anchored in Quiberon Bay to support landingsTRN4
8.1800Present in the attack on FerrolBWAS-1793
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
5.2.1801Took the Privateer Le Juste (14)
10.5.1801Took the Privateer L'Heureux (14) in the Bay of Biscay
1.1803Paid off and then recommissionedBWAS-1793
7.5.1804Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
3.1807Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.1807Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.5.1808Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
1809Channel serviceBWAS-1793
27.2.1809Action at Sables d'Olonne
6.1810Took the Unrated Le Rejouie (14)
6.1810Took the Schooner Schooner No 7 (4)
6.1810Took the Unrated Le Légère (2)
6.1810Took the Unrated La Notre Dame
10.6.1810In company with Statira (38) took La Mouche (16) off Santander. Also took Rejouie (14), Schooner No.7 (4), Legere (2) and Notre Dame around the same date
10.6.1810Took the Corvette La Mouche (16) off Santander
8.11.1810Took the privateer CharlesBWAS-1793
8.11.1810Took the Frigate Le Charles (32)
24.3.1811Involved in the attempt ot destroy the Amazone (40) at BarfleurBWAS-1793
24.3.1811Attack on the Amazone
14.10.1812Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1793
7.2.1813Action with the Arethuse (40) off Los IslandBWAS-1793
7.2.1813Amelia vs Arethuse
4.1813Started a small repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1813Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1813Completed small repair and went into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
12.1816Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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