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 byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
ConstructorPierre 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 Commanding Officers

8.10.1794CaptainStephen George Church (d.1801) ADM 6/25/93ADM 6/2512.1794 - 4.1795CaptainJohn Murray (d.1805)BWAS-17934.1795 - 5.1795CommanderJoshua Mulock (d.1805)BWAS-17935.1795 - 12.1795CaptainEdward Codrington (1770-1851)BWAS-179312.1795 - 6.1797CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-17936.1797 - 25.10.1801CaptainJemmett Mainwaring (d.1801)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

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

1 Commissioned Officer

7.5.1800 - 24.12.1800LieutenantRichard BluettNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

4.1795 - 1797MidshipmanThomas 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


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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