Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1793/03BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArtois Class
Designed bySir John HenslowBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 3"Imperial Feet44.5025
Length of Keel121' 10"Imperial Feet36.8808
Breadth39' 2"Imperial Feet11.8928
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386
Burthen994 1294Tons BM


1794/03/18Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg) BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1793/03/02270Design Complement 


1794/081798CaptainJohn ManleyBWAS-1793
17981799/01/07CaptainPeter HalkettBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

1796/12/171797/01LieutenantFrederick Whitworth William AylmerNBD1849

Petty Officers

1794/081796/12/17MidshipmanFrederick Whitworth William AylmerEWIKI
1794/09/241795/01/23MidshipmanThomas Bladen CapelNAO

Service History

DateEvent Source
1793/03Began building at Blackwall BWAS-1793
1794/03/18Completed building at Blackwall at a cost of £13676.0.0dBWAS-1793
1794/03/18Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1794/06/09Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £9202.0.0dBWAS-1793
1796/07/22Took the Unrated Corvette La Légère off the Scilly Isles 
1796/12Took the Privateer Schooner Les Deux Amis off the Irish coast 
1798/10Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
1798/11Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6318.0.0dBWAS-1793
1799/01/07Wrecked on the Haak Sands off HollandBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site

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