Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1783BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1.1789BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassHermione ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas CalhounBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Length of Keel107' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet32.6231 
Breadth35' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Draught Forward9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Aft13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen722 4894Tons BM 


4.1789Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

7 Ship Commanders

24.1.1789 - 10.9.1792Captain Robert Murray ADM 6/23/504ADM 6/2310.9.1792 - 4.6.1794Captain Christopher Parker (1752-1804) Transfered ADM 6/24/173BWAS-17935.1794 - 6.1.1795Captain Robert Faulknor (1763-1795)BWAS-17936.1.1795 - 6.1796Captain Charles SawyerBWAS-179313.6.1796 - 1797Captain d'Arcy Preston (d.1847)BWAS-17931797 - 1799Captain Henry Hotham (1777-1833)BWAS-17936.7.1799 - 1.11.1799Commander John Ayscough (1775-1864) Discharged ADM 196/3/4NBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers

1795First Lieutenant Frederick WatkinsODNB1795Second Lieutenant David Milne (1763-1845)TNC

2 Warrant Officers

1795Armourer William FletcherBG25.6.1795 - 10.9.1795Master Andrew TraceyADM 29-1

5 Petty Officers

1795Quartermaster Philip GriffithsBG1795Quartermaster Isaac HutchinsonBG1795Midshipman Charles HerbertBG1795Midshipman Thomas Leveson PrescottADM 171/86.1.1795 - 1795Midshipman William Bolton (1777-1830)

3 Crewmen

1795Able Seaman Henry GreelyADM 171/81795Able Seaman Thomas EvansADM 171/817952nd Class Boy Joseph ClarkADM 171/8

2 Marines

1795Lieutenant of Marines Thomas Richardsonref:9291795Sergeant of Marines George DiceBG

Service History

8.1786Coppered at Portsmouth and then laid upBWAS-1793
8.1786Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
25.4.1789Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6615.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.5.1789Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
6.1792Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1792Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1792Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.11.1792Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1.10.1793Took the Privateer Le Vengeur
8.10.1793Took the Privateer La Révolutionnaire (20)
30.12.1793Took the Privateer Le Sans Culottes (22)
30.12.1794Took a schooner at DeseadaBWAS-1714
6.1.1795Blanche vs Pique
6.1.1795Took the Frigate Pique (32) off Guadeloupe
17.4.1795Took a small privateer off Santa LuciaBWAS-1793
8.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6172.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
19.12.1796Blanche vs Ceres
20.11.1797Took the Brig Le Coureur (14) on the Lisbon stationBG
27.12.1797Took the Brig Le Bayonnais (6)
8.1798Paid offBWAS-1793
1799Converted to a storeshipBWAS-1793
6.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1799Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
8.1799Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5397.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.9.1799Grounded in the entrance to the Texel and became a total loss.BWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Captain [Robert Faulknor] was killed in the action against the [HMXMF FLeur de Lys (1785)|Pique].


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