Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down16.8.1799BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel122' 4"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen956 1794Tons BM 


16.8.1799Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

8.1799 - 1802CaptainPeter HalkettBWAS-179310.1802 - 2.4.1804CaptainJohn William Taylor Dixon (d.1804)BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers

1803 - 1804MidshipmanGeorge Guy BurtonNBD18491803 - 2.4.1804MidshipmanEdward Thomas Crouch (d.1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman

22.5.1803 - 6.1803Ordinary SeamanSir John BannatyneNBD1849

Service History

26.12.1799Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
11.1.1800Took the Privateer Aquilla (4)
27.7.1800Took the Unrated Cantabro (18) off Havana
10.11.1800Sank the Spanish Resolution (18) BWAS-1793
16.2.1801Took the Privateer La Vigilante (14) in the Gulf of Mexico
4.1802Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1802Recommissioned for the Irish StationBWAS-1793
2.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
29.6.1803Took the Privateer Le Dard (4) in the Bay of Biscay
2.4.1804Wrecked near Cape Mondego, Portugal. 62 dead including the captainBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 1st of January 2017 15:11

1800/11/10 Sank the Spanish El Resolution.
I have this as being in the Gulf of Mexico

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