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3504
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.5.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1793
Launched17.6.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPhoebe Class (1794)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 6"Imperial Feet43.2852 
Length of Keel118' 9 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5919 
Depth in Hold13' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Aft15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen924 4494Tons BM 

Armament


17.6.1795Broadside Weight = 439 Imperial Pound ( 199.0865 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.5.1794264Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1795 - 1798Captain
William LukeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1793
1798 - 12.1798Captain
Henry PauletBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1819
BWAS-1793
12.1798 - 1802Captain
William BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1802
BWAS-1793
11.1802 - 1805Captain
Benjamin William PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1841
BWAS-1793
1805 - 10.1807Captain
Peter RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1807
BWAS-1793
12.10.1807 - 1809Commander
Henry HartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1820
BWAS-1793
1809Captain
Charles GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1811
BWAS-1793
10.4.1810 - 1.1812Captain
Christopher ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1828
BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1796 - 29.4.1802Midshipman
Richard Booth BowdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1794Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
17.6.1795Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £15427.0.0dBWAS-1793
17.7.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.8.1795Took the Cutter
Le Pandour (14) 1780-1795
French 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter
in the North Sea

25.9.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9133.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1796Took an 18-gun corvette of LisbonBWAS-1793
23.5.1796Took the Privateer
La Zenodene (10) 1796-1796
French 10 Gun
Privateer
off Cape Palos

11.8.1796Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
29.6.1798Retook the Merchantman
Crescent 1790-1807
British Merchant Merchantman
EICS
7.1798Off the Azores in company with
Flora (36) 1780-1808
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
until November
BWAS-1793
4.10.1798Took the Cutter
Le President Parker (12) 1797-1798
French 12 Gun
Privateer Cutter
in the Azores

16.10.1798Boats sank the privateer
L'Espérance (1) 1798-1798
French 1 Gun
Privateer Lugger
at Tenerife
BWAS-1793
15.1.1800Took the Corvette
Le Vautour (22) 1799-1800
French 22 Gun
Privateer Corvette
in Latitude 37 Deg. 45 Min., Longitude 13 Deg. 8 Min. W.
BG
21.1.1801Took a 4-gun XebecBWAS-1793
3.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1803Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
2.8.1803Took the Brig
Haasje (6) 1803-1803
Dutch 6 Gun
Unrated Brig
off the Cape of Good Hope and sent to St. Helena , for England .
BG
5.1.1804Took the Brig
Les Frères Unis (8) 1804-1804
French 8 Gun
Privateer Brig
near Little Andaman in the Bay of Bengal
BG
4.2.1804Took the Privateer
Le Général de Caen (26) 1804-1804
French 26 Gun
Privateer
BG
18.10.1806Took the Brig
Zeerob (14) 1806-1806
Dutch 14 Gun
Unrated Brig
off Batavia
BG
18.10.1806Took the Frigate
Maria Reijersbergen (32) 1800-1806
Dutch 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Batavia

6.1807At MadrasBWAS-1793
12.1807At Griesse, JavaBWAS-1793
31.5.1808Sailed for the East Indies in company with
Chiffone (32) 1801-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
BWAS-1793
11.1809In the Persian GulfBWAS-1793
13.11.1809Actions in the Persian Gulf
8.8.1810At BandaBWAS-1793
5.1811Reduction of JavaBWAS-1793
1.1812Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1813fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1815Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793

 

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