Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Braave' (1790) (32)
First Commissioned22.12.1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardRotterdam - Holland M01
ConstructorPieter Glavimans (1755-1820)M01
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentM01
Length of Gundeck147' 0"Amsterdam Feet41.6157 (136′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 0"Amsterdam Feet11.324 (37′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Amsterdam Feet4.2594 (13′ 11″ Imperial)
Burthen883Tons BM 


12.1796Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

6 Commanding Officers

22.12.1796 - 9.1797CaptainAndrew Todd (d.1803)BWAS-17939.1797 - 6.1799CaptainJosias Rowley (1756-1842)BWAS-17936.1799 - 1801CaptainThomas Alexander (d.1843)BWAS-17932.4.1802 - 8.1802CaptainDuncombe Pleydall Bouverie (1780-?)NBD184928.4.1802 - 1.1803CaptainDuncombe Pleydall Bouverie (1780-?)BWAS-17931.1803 - 1804CommanderJames Gifford (1768-1853)BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

22.8.1796 - 16.1.1799MasterRobert BalfourADM29-1

Service History

12.1796Commissioned at the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
23.8.1800Took the Sloop Vrow Cornelia (6) off BataviaBG
23.8.1800Took the Brig De Vrow Elizabeth Christiana (6) off BataviaBG
23.8.1800Took the Brig Unknown Dutch Brig (16) off Batavia at Kuyper's IslandBG
10.6.1803Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upBWAS-1793
1804Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1811Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.1811Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
20.7.1825Sold at Portsmouth to John Small Sedger for £2,000BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
M01Dutch Navy Vessels 1700-1799 (Manuscript)Ron von MannenDocument
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 8th of March 2019 06:12

12 Jun 1802 Imperieuse38 Captain Josias Rowley arrived Spithead from the Cape of Good Hope with Captain Alexander, late of the Braave, a passenger.

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