Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1799/08/16BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo Class
Designed byWilliam RuleBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn DudmanBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate


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 


1799/08/16Broadside 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

Commanding Officers

1799/08 - 1802CaptainPeter HalkettBWAS-17931802/10 - 1804/04/02CaptainJohn William Taylor DixonBWAS-1793

Petty Officers

1803 - 1804MidshipmanGeorge Guy BurtonNBD18491803 - 1804/04/02MidshipmanEdward Thomas CrouchNBD1849


1803/05/22 - 1803/06Ordinary SeamanSir John BannatyneNBD1849

Service History

1799/12/26Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1800/01/11Took the Privateer Aquilla (4)
1800/07/27Took the Unrated El Cantabro (18) off Havana
1800/11/10Sank the Spanish El Resolution (18) BWAS-1793
1801/02/16Took the Privateer La Vigilante (14) in the Gulf of Mexico
1802/04Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1802/10Recommissioned for the Irish StationBWAS-1793
1803/02Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1803/06/29Took the Privateer Le Dard (4) in the Bay of Biscay
1804/04/02Wrecked near Cape Mondego, Portugal. 62 dead including the captainBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A 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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