Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate corvette 'Le Babet' (1793) (24)
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1774
Ship ClassPrompte ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Joseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
Constructor Pierre MaugerNNF-1774
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck119' 1"Imperial Feet36.2725 
Length of Keel99' 5 ⅜"Imperial Feet30.1847 
Breadth31' 1"Imperial Feet9.4742 
Depth in Hold9' 4 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen511 194Tons BM 


12.1794Broadside Weight = 138 Imperial Pound ( 62.583 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
19.6.1794165 BWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders

8.10.1794Captain Stephen George Church (d.1801) ADM 6/25/93ADM 6/2512.1794 - 4.1795Captain John Murray (d.1805)BWAS-17934.1795 - 5.1795Commander Joshua Mulock (d.1805)BWAS-17935.1795 - 12.1795Captain Edward Codrington (1770-1851)BWAS-179312.1795 - 6.1797Captain William Granville LobbBWAS-17936.1797 - 25.10.1801Captain Jemmett Mainwaring (d.1801)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

7.10.1799Vice-Admiral of the Blue Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

7.5.1800 - 24.12.1800Lieutenant Richard BluettNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

10.10.1795 - 5.12.1795Carpenter Thomas ChaplinADM 29/8

1 Petty Officer

4.1795 - 1797Midshipman Thomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

Service History

30.4.1794Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.5.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2544.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
25.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
23.4.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice

In company with Bellona destroyed a small privateer off Deseada

7.1798Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
25.10.1801Lost presumed foundered with all hands on passage from Martinique to JamaicaBWAS-1793
1980Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5194.0.0dBWAS-1793


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Posted by Anne Young on Sunday 3rd of January 2021 23:50

The Babet foundered in 1800 but its fate was only determined in 1801
The refitting was probably completed in 1798

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