Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArtois ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


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 


18.3.1794Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.3.1793270Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

8.7.1794 - 1798CaptainJohn Manley ADM 6/25/58BWAS-17931798 - 7.1.1799CaptainPeter HalkettBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

17.12.1796 - 1.1797LieutenantFrederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers

8.1794 - 17.12.1796MidshipmanFrederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)EWIKI24.9.1794 - 23.1.1795MidshipmanThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)NAO

Service History

3.1793Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
18.3.1794Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £13676.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.3.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
9.6.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9202.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.7.1796Took the Corvette La Légère (18) off the Scilly Isles
12.1796Took the Schooner Les Deux Amis (14) off the Irish coast
10.1798Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1798Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6318.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1.1799Wrecked on the Haak Sands off HollandBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site

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