Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert NelsonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up20.2.1858BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 0 ½"Imperial Feet46.9519 
Length of Keel129' 7 ½"Imperial Feet39.3319 
Breadth39' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet11.8936 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Draught Forward10' 7"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 6"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,076 6994Tons BM 


16.3.1811Broadside 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
1799284Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

11.1811 - 3.1814CaptainWilliam HosteBWAS-17933.1814 - 7.1815CaptainFrancis StanfellBWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers

11.1811 - 22.1.1813First LieutenantDonat Henry O'Brien (1785-?)NBD18491812 - 1813LieutenantFrancis GostlingTRN51812 - 1813LieutenantSilas Thomson HoodTRN521.1.1813 - 4.1813CommanderDonat Henry O'Brien (1785-?)NBD18496.5.1815 - 26.7.1815Acting LieutenantWilliam Bryant (d.1851)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers

1812 - 15.2.1815MidshipmanCharles Bruce (d.1843)NBD18491813 - 1814MidshipmanWilliam George Ashby (d.1850)NBD1849

1 Marine

1812 - 1813Lieutenant of MarinesWilliam HaigTRN5

Service History

5.1.1810Cattaro, in the Adriatic, surrendered, after a ten days' cannonade, by the Bacchante and Saracen (16) TRN5
28.1.1810Ragusa surrendered to Bacchante and Saracen (16) assisted by detachments of British and Austrian troopsBWAS-1793
7.1810Began First cost, including fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.3.1811Completed First cost, including fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £42145.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.3.1811Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
25.1.1812Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.6.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
26.7.1812Took the Privateer La Victoire (3) in the Mediterranean
31.8.1812Action of 1812-08-31
31.8.1812Took the Unrated Xebec Tisiphone (3) in Canale di Leme
18.9.1812Having chased a convoy in the passage between Vasto and the island of Tremiti, off the coast of Apulia, Captain Hoste despatched his six boats, under Lieutenants Donat Henchy O'Brien and Silas Thomson Hood, to follow up the enemy, the wind having failed the frigate. The convoy, of eighteen merchantmen, anchored and hauled aground, having outside of it eight armed vessels, carrying among them eight long guns, six swivels, and 104 men. The attacking party numbered only 72, but it rowed in with such determination, and boarded with such dash, that the enemy fled incontinently, leaving the entire convoy to the victors. On this and other occasions Lieutenant William Haig (R.M.) greatly distinguished himself. Only two of the Bacchante's people were hurt.TRN5
6.1.1813Action of 1813-01-06
6.1.1813Took the Unrated Gunboat La Diligente (2) off Otranto
6.1.1813Took the Unrated Gunboat L'Arrogante (2) off Otranto
6.1.1813Took the Unrated Gunboat La Salamine (2) off Otranto
6.1.1813Took the Unrated Gunboat La Calypso (1) off Otranto
9.1.1813Took the Unrated Gunboat L'Indomptable (2) off Otranto
14.2.1813Taking of the Alcinous
14.2.1813Took the Unrated Gunboat L'Alcinous (2) off Otranto
15.5.1813Attack on Carlopago
15.5.1813Boat attack at Giulianovo
3.7.1813Attack on Fiume
3.7.1813Capture of Fiume
2.8.1813Attack on the harbour of Kovigno
11.10.1813Attack on Ragusa
5.1.1814Surrender of Cattaro
28.1.1814Surrender of Ragusa
7.1815Paid off and laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1819Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.1822Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £25731.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1836Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1837Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £794.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.2.1858Breaking up completed at ChathamBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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