Frolic

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
Launched9.12.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor BooleBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up11.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3"Imperial Feet23.4805 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen384 3194Tons BM 

Armament


9.12.1806Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

18.10.1812Broadside Weight = 274 Imperial Pound ( 124.259 kg)TRN6
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement
18.10.1812110 TRN6

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1807 - 18.10.1812CommanderThomas WhinyatesBWAS-179319.10.1812 - 1813LieutenantAndrew MitchellBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1812 - 18.10.1812LieutenantFred Broughton WintleBWAS-17931812 - 18.10.1812First LieutenantCharles McKay (d.1812)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
1.3.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.9.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
21.2.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
18.10.1812Wasp vs Frolic
11.1813Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN6The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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