Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Gloire' (1803) (40)
First Commissioned3.1808BWAS-1793
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes BWAS-1793
Ship ClassGloire ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by Pierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)BWAS-1793
Constructor Mathurin CrucyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1812BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel131' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet39.9447 
Breadth40' 7 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,156 2994Tons BM 


3.1808Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1808284 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer

3.1808 - 1811Captain James CarthewBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

31.5.1808 - 20.12.1808Lieutenant John BrineNBD184929.11.1809 - 1810Lieutenant Provo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD184929.10.1811 - 8.1812Lieutenant William Frederick Barr (d.1854)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers

1808 - 3.1810Midshipman George ButlerNBD18491.4.1808 - 1810Master's Mate William CampbellNBD184912.1810 - 4.1812Midshipman William Augustus ArchibaldNBD1849

Service History

8.10.1806Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
9.1807Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1808Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
15.12.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
26.1.1810Capture of Guadeloupe
9.1812Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


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