Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert GuillaumeBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1849BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 11"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Gundeck145' 2"Imperial Feet44.196 
Breadth38' 4"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward11' 2"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft14' 9"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen952 8794Tons BM 


23.9.1809Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

10.1809 - 1815CaptainJohn TowerBWAS-17932.4.1831 - 1835CaptainDavid Dunn (d.1859)W0258.4.1839 - 30.11.1842CaptainJenkin Jones (d.1843)W02522.2.1843 - 12.1.1846CaptainSir Thomas Sabine Pasley (2nd Baronet Pasley of Craig, Dunfries) (1804-1884)W02512.1.1846 - 4.9.1847CaptainWilliam Broughton (1804-1849)W025

6 Commissioned Officers

12.1809 - 9.1815LieutenantPeter Bayly (d.1853)NBD18492.4.1831 - 1831LieutenantRichard Brydges Beechey (1808-?)NBD184928.2.1843 - 9.2.1844LieutenantAstley Cooper Key (1821-1888)NBD184928.2.1843 - 9.11.1846LieutenantThomas CarmichaelNBD184929.11.1843 - 9.11.1846First LieutenantOwen Phibes KnottNBD18499.2.1844 - 1844LieutenantAmelius Wentworth Beauclerk (1815-1879)NBD1849

Service History

1.1808Began building at Northam - Devon BWAS-1793
23.9.1809Completed building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £18411.0.0dBWAS-1793
26.9.1809Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
23.1.1810Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15066.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.11.1810Took the Privateer La Vénus (16) ref:692
27.6.1812Attack at Laigueglia 2
1815Paid offBWAS-1793
3.1817Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1819Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £28650.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1819Laid up at GreenhitheBWAS-1793
1822At WoolwichBWAS-1793
2.1831Began cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1831Recommissioned for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
4.1831Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Corvette
6.1831Completed cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £15057.0.0dBWAS-1793
1834Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1839Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1839Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9983.0.0dBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site

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