Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArtois ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Richard WellsBWAS-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' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet36.8999 
Breadth39' 2 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen996 594Tons BM 


3.1.1794Broadside 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 Ship Commanders

7.12.1793 - 30.9.1794Captain Charles Fitzgerald (1756-1810) Transfered ADM 6/24/289BWAS-179323.7.1794 - 31.7.1797Captain Edmund Nagle ADM 6/25/65BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

15.1.1794 - 26.10.1794Master Peter Schuyler BruffADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers

1797 - 31.7.1797Midshipman Richard BluettNBD18491797 - 31.7.1797Midshipman George Pringle (1778-1834)B145

1 Crewman

10.2.1796 - 1797Able Seaman George Pringle (1778-1834)B145

Service History

3.1.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
30.3.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
23.8.1794Destruction of the Volontaire
21.10.1794Capture of the Révolutionnaire
21.10.1794Took the Frigate Revolutionaire (36)
21.10.1794Took the Frigate Le Révolutionnaire (36)
20.3.1796Action off Pointe du Raz
2.11.1796Took the Brig Le Franklin (12)
16.7.1797Destruction of the Calliope
31.7.1797Wrecked on Ballieu Rocks off BrittanyBWAS-1793


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