Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Dédaigneuse' (1798) (40)
First Commissioned4.1802
ShipyardBayonne BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPatriote Class
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 10 ½"Imperial Feet43.5991 
Length of Keel119' 9 ½"Imperial Feet36.2839 
Breadth37' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet11.284 
Depth in Hold11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Burthen897 394Tons BM 


4.1802Broadside Weight = 312 Imperial Pound ( 141.492 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1802215 BWAS-1793

9 Commanding Officers

9.1801 - 11.1801CaptainCharles Herbert PierrepontBWAS-17931.3.1802 - 4.1803CaptainThomas George Shortland (1771-1827)BWAS-17934.1803 - 1805CaptainPeter HeywoodBWAS-17931805CommanderCharles James Johnston (d.1835)BWAS-17931805 - 7.1805CommanderJohn Duer (d.1816)BWAS-17937.1805 - 5.9.1806CommanderWilliam Beauchamp ProctorBWAS-17935.9.1806 - 1809CaptainWilliam Beauchamp ProctorBWAS-17931809 - 31.7.1809CommanderGeorge BellBWAS-17931810 - 8.1810CaptainWilliam WilbrahamBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

21.9.1801 - 15.6.1805MasterStephen ThomasADM29-1

Service History

20.2.1801Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
3.1801Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.1801Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
6.1802Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
12.1803Took the Privateer L'Espiègle (4) in the East Indies
8.1810fitting as a Receiving Ship at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1812In ordinary at DeptfordBWAS-1793
1817Service as a receiving ship, until 1822BWAS-1793
21.5.1823Sold to Job Cockshott for £2,000BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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