Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor Robert FabianBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel103' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.4039 
Breadth35' 9"Imperial Feet10.7137 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft13' 8"Imperial Feet4.0301 
Burthen703 4494Tons BM 


24.7.1781Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1778250Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

2.7.1781 - 25.2.1784Captain Mathew Squire (d.1800) ADM 6/22/307BWAS-171420.9.1786 - 16.6.1790Captain Peter Rainier (1741-1808) ADM 6/23/356BWAS-171422.11.1790 - 12.5.1791CaptainThe Hon. Henry Curzon (1765-1846) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2426.8.1793 - 23.5.1794Captain Robert Moorsom (1760-1835) ADM 6/24/263BWAS-171423.5.1794 - 6.1795Captain Harry Powlett ADM 6/25/43BWAS-17146.1795 - 4.1797Captain Richard Lane (d.1799)BWAS-17144.1797 - 9.1799Captain Richard Dacres (1761-1837)BWAS-17144.1800 - 16.4.1802Commander Peter Ribouleau (d.1847)BWAS-17144.1805 - 2.1806Captain James CarthewBWAS-17142.1806 - 11.1807Captain James DunbarBWAS-171411.1807 - 23.3.1808Captain Edmund HeywoodBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

5.1795 - 6.1795First Lieutenant William Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:6168.4.1799 - 1.1.1800First Lieutenant Thomas BrowneNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

23.9.1787 - 28.6.1790Master James Banks Robinson (c.1748-1819)ADM29-123.2.1803 - 2.7.1804Boatswain Thomas NeedhamNAO

2 Crewmen

24.2.1788 - 4.1790Captain's Servant Patrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:6161795Ordinary Seaman William MainlandADM 171/8

Service History

24.7.1781building at East Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £7542.19.11dBWAS-1714
25.7.1781coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7855.1.6dBWAS-1714
7.10.1781Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
20.12.1782Capture of the South Carolina
15.3.1783Took the Ship Julius Caesar (14)
1.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1784Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.1784Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3414.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1786Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.1786Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4271.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1.1787Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1793Began repairs at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed repairs at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £5347.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4677.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.4.1795Astraea vs Gloire
10.4.1795Took the Frigate Gloire (32) in the Channel
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
10.3.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
26.4.1796Capture of St Lucia
27.4.1796At St LuciaBWAS-1714
6.1796At St Vincent and GrenadaBWAS-1714
1.6.1797Took the Privateer Stuiver (10) off the Scaw
22.4.1798Took the Schooner La Renommée (5) on the Dogger BankBG
20.5.1798Took the Privateer La Vengeance (6) near Jamaica
10.4.1799Took the Lugger Le Marsouin (14) in the North Sea

Arrived at Yarmouth

9.1799Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1800Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1800Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1800Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7355.0.0dBWAS-1714
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
11.1804Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1805Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
5.1805Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £12506.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1805Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1805Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
14.12.1807Took the Privateer La Providence (14)
23.3.1808Wrecked on Anegada Island (Virgin Islands) losing 4 menBWAS-1714


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