Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate corvette 'L'Hébé' (1808) (20)
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Broken Up1838BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck126' 7"Imperial Feet38.4116 
Length of Keel105' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet32.0072 
Breadth32' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet9.7758 
Depth in Hold10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen601 1794Tons BM 


5.1809Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1809175 BWAS-1793

10 Commanding Officers

5.1809 - 9.1809CaptainAlexander Robert KerrBWAS-17939.1809 - 1811CaptainRobert CathcartBWAS-17931811CaptainBenjamin WalkerBWAS-17931811CaptainRobert PrestonBWAS-17931811CaptainCharles DilkesBWAS-179310.1811 - 1813CaptainJohn Brett PurvisBWAS-17931813CaptainJohn Strutt Peyton (1786-1838)BWAS-17931813 - 8.1815CaptainJohn Brett PurvisBWAS-17938.1815CaptainWilliam M'CullochBWAS-17935.1817 - 1818CaptainRobert Cavendish Spencer (1791-1830)BWAS-1793

Service History

15.2.1809Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
23.5.1810Sailed with a convoy for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
20.11.1810Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
15.5.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
18.8.1813Took the Privateer La Vauteur (7) off Cape Tinoso
2.1817Refitted as a 34 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
10.1819Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1819Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1822At ChathamBWAS-1793
1824At WoolwichBWAS-1793
1838Capsized at Woolwich, but raisedBWAS-1793
2.1840Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1793


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