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3613
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.3.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
Launched17.11.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph Tucker (c.1760-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold20.8.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Length of Keel106' 10 ⅞"Imperial Feet32.331 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Burthen670 2594Tons BM 

Armament


17.11.1804Broadside Weight = 300 Imperial Pound ( 136.05 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1804215Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1804 - 6.1806CaptainJonas RoseBWAS-179328.6.1806 - 1808CaptainHugh Pigot (1775-1857)W02530.11.1808 - 2.1809CommanderCharles KerrBWAS-17932.1809 - 7.1809CaptainFrancis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)BWAS-17937.1809 - 1814CaptainEdward WoolcombeBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1804 - 1.3.1805LieutenantWilliam Henry Shirreff (1785-1847)NBD184911.8.1812 - 1813First LieutenantThomas Morley BlaineyNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1805 - 26.11.1805Master's MateWilliam Absolon (1789-?)NBD18491810MidshipmanHenry Esch Atkinson (1792-1857)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1804Began First cost, including fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
13.2.1805Completed First cost, including fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £16610.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.3.1805Took the Privateer Schooner Fama (4) off Oporto
21.6.1805Took the Privateer Schooner La Constance (10) BG
1806In the West IndiesBWAS-1793
2.1.1807Took the Privateer La Créole (1) by boats in the West Indies
5.4.1807Took the Unrated Sloop L'Austerlitz (18) in the West Indies
2.3.1808Took the Unrated La Marie Galante by landing party
1.11.1808Took the Unrated Sloop Palinure (16) off Diamond Rock
12.12.1808Destroyed Le Cygne (16) near Pearl RockBWAS-1793
12.12.1808Action at St Pierre
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
17.2.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1811In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.1812At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
15.11.1812Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
14.5.1813Took the Privateer Schooner Lovely Lass (5)
1814In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
20.8.1814Sold at Portsmouth for £1,900BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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