Pitt -> 1807 Doris

Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down25.4.1806BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
Ship ClassPerseverance ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 0"Imperial Feet41.7576 
Length of Keel113' 2 ½"Imperial Feet34.4551 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen869 5094Tons BM 


24.3.1807Broadside Weight = 354.5 Imperial Pound ( 160.7661 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1779260Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

1808 - 1810CaptainChristopher Cole (1770-1836)BWAS-17931810 - 1812CaptainWilliam James LyeBWAS-17931812 - 12.1812CommanderJohn HarperBWAS-17931.1813 - 1815CaptainRobert O'Brien (d.1838)BWAS-17931816CaptainJohn Allen (1774-1854)BWAS-17933.1821 - 4.1822CaptainThomas Graham (d.1822)BWAS-17934.1822 - 1824CaptainFrederick VernonBWAS-17931824 - 1.1825CaptainWilliam James Hope Johnstone (1798-1878)BWAS-17932.1825 - 4.1829CaptainSir John Gordon SinclairBWAS-1793

6 Commissioned Officers

23.4.1810 - 29.10.1810Acting LieutenantHenry Brett (1790-?)NBD184929.10.1810 - 6.3.1813LieutenantHenry Brett (1790-?)NBD18496.1.1812 - 3.6.1815LieutenantLestock Francis Boileau (1785-?)NBD18495.8.1822 - 29.10.1822Acting LieutenantCharles Ramsay Drinkwater (1802-?)NBD184929.10.1822 - 12.1.1825LieutenantCharles Ramsay Drinkwater (1802-?)NBD184913.2.1825 - 4.1829LieutenantRobert Augustus Bradshaw (1800-?)NBD1849

Service History

24.3.1807First cost, including fitting at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay at a cost of £39774.0.0dBWAS-1793
26.8.1807Renamed DorisBWAS-1793
1808Commissioned at BombayBWAS-1793
29.11.1810Capture of Mauritius
9.1811At the capture of JavaBWAS-1793
1812Sailed to the UKBWAS-1793
8.11.1812Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
12.1812Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1813Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £13787.0.0dBWAS-1793
25.3.1813Sailed for ChinaBWAS-1793
10.1817Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
4.1818Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4250.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1821Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
6.1821Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £13337.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1829Sold at ValparaisoBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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