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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.5.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1793
Named26.2.1795BWAS-1793
Launched4.6.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPhoebe Class (1794)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
William BarnardBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1735-1795
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.2.1860BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 8"Imperial Feet43.2864 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 2 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Burthen924 694Tons BM 

Armament


4.6.1795Broadside Weight = 439 Imperial Pound ( 199.0865 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.5.1794264Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1795 - 7.12.1795Captain
Robert Allaster ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1795
BWAS-1793
7.12.1795 - 4.1796Captain
Amelius BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1890
BWAS-1793
4.1796 - 6.1796Commander
John King PullingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1798
BWAS-1793
6.1796 - 12.1798Captain
Amelius BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1890
BWAS-1793
12.1798 - 1801Captain
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
BWAS-1793
1802 - 9.1802Captain
Robert WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1823
BWAS-1793
9.1802 - 1803Captain
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
BWAS-1793
1803 - 1804Captain
John GiffardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
BWAS-1793
1.1805 - 1807Captain
Sir Adam DrummondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-9990
BWAS-1793
1808Captain
William Pryce CumbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1837
BWAS-1793
1809 - 21.4.1814Captain
Edward GalwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1803Admiral of the Blue
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.8.1831 - 13.9.1832Lieutenant
Charles John BosanquetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1846
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
31.7.1795 - 30.12.1800Master
Samuel BrokenshaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1810
ADM 29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1795 - 1797Midshipman
Colin MacDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
1.1797 - 3.1799Midshipman
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849
11.1825 - 1826Midshipman
St Leger AldworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1819-1842
NL1865
1826 - 6.1829Master's Mate
St Leger AldworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1819-1842
NL1865

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.8.1802 - 2.18031st Class Boy
Henry BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1818
NBD1849
10.1802 - 6.18041st Class Volunteer
William Edward Hughes AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1794Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
6.1795Commissioned for the Irish StationBWAS-1793
4.6.1795Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £14027.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.6.1795Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
16.6.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1174.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.6.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
15.8.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8542.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.5.1796Took the Cutter
Abeille (10) 1793-1796
French 10 Gun
Privateer Cutter
1795 Renamed "Abeille"
off the Lizard

13.6.1796Took the Frigate
La Proserpine (38) 1785-1796
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

16.10.1796Took the Privateer
Le Vantour (9) 1796-1796
French 9 Gun
Privateer

19.8.1797Took the Privateer
L'Eclair (14) 1797-1797
French 14 Gun
Privateer

9.9.1797Sank the privateer
La Cornelie (44) 1797-1808
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
BWAS-1793
9.9.1797Took the Brig
Le Jeune Henry (12) 1797-1797
French 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
and sunk .
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10.10.1797Took the Privateer
La Brune (16) 1797-1797
French 16 Gun
Privateer

4.2.1798Took the Privateer
Le Mars (16) 1798-1798
French 16 Gun
Privateer
off Cape Clear

21.4.1799

Sailed for Jamaica with a convoy

TNC
5.3.1801Took the Corvette
Le Premier Consul (24) 1800-1801
French 24 Gun
Privateer Corvette
in lat 50 deg. 6 min. North, long. 12 deg. West

1803On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
22.3.1808Took the Brig
Le Rennais (14) 1808-1808
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig
in Lat. 47" N and Long. 11" W.
BG
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
23.12.1812Destroyed a 22-gun brig off Ile d'YueBWAS-1793
1813Sailed to Newfoundland, then home to pay offBWAS-1793
7.1813Began large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
25.2.1814Capture of the Clorinde
26.2.1814Took the Frigate
La Clorinde (44) 1808-1814
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Ushant

21.4.1814Paid offADM 51
9.1815Completed large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £25538.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1819Waist was roofed overBWAS-1793
9.1825Began fitting for sea at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
10.1825Completed fitting for sea at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6866.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1826fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11280.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1829Began very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1830Completed very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20620.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1832Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
13.9.1832Paid offADM 51
8.1837Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1838Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.2.1860Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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