Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBanterer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn BassBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
BecomesAmerican Fifth Rate frigate 'Cyane' (1815) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 2"Imperial Feet35.9692 
Length of Keel98' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet29.8768 
Breadth32' 0 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Draught Forward10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Draught Aft13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen539 3994Tons BM 


1807Broadside Weight = 201 Imperial Pound ( 91.1535 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

1815Broadside Weight = 418 Imperial Pound ( 189.563 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

6 Commanding Officers

3.1807 - 10.1809CaptainThomas Staines (1776-1830)BWAS-179310.1809 - 5.1810CaptainValentine CollardBWAS-17935.1810 - 9.1810CaptainEdward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)BWAS-17939.1810 - 5.1812CaptainFrancis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)BWAS-17935.1812 - 1814CaptainThomas Forrest (d.1844)BWAS-17931814 - 20.2.1815CaptainGordon Falcon (1777-1854)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

1809LieutenantJames HallTRN51809 - 1810LieutenantJohn FerriorTRN5

1 Petty Officer

1.1814 - 20.2.1815MidshipmanDaniel YoungNBD1849

2 Crewmen

1809 - 1810MasterJoseph Miller15.10.1813 - 1.18141st Class VolunteerDaniel YoungNBD1849

Service History

3.1.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
13.7.1807Completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
13.7.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1807Operations off CopenhagenBWAS-1793
23.2.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
22.5.1808Captured the Spanish privateer Medusa 12-gunsBWAS-1793
22.5.1808Took the Ship Medusa (12)
10.5.1809In company with Alceste (38) (38) attacked a French convoy and sank two gunboats
6.1809In the Bay of NaplesBWAS-1793
24.6.1809Operations in the Bay of Naples
27.6.1809Cyane vs Cerere
23.1.1810Sailed as convoy to South AmericaBWAS-1793
1811On Home stationBWAS-1793
1812On Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
16.1.1814Action of 1814-01-16
20.1.1814Took the Frigate L'Iphigenie (40) BG
20.2.1815Action of 1815-02-20
20.2.1815Taken by Constitution (44) off MadieraTRN4


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