Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Santa Matilda' (1778) (38)
First Commissioned5.1810BWAS-1793
ShipyardHavana - Cuba 3DECKS
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel120' 2 ½"Imperial Feet36.5887 
Breadth38' 10 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold11' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen966 2094Tons BM 


5.1810Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1810284 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

5.1810 - 5.1812CaptainSir Thomas Staines (1776-1830)BWAS-17935.1812 - 2.1815CaptainEdward ChethamBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer

26.7.1810 - 5.1812MidshipmanJames BroomanNBD1849

1 Crewman

12.6.1810 - 6.18121st Class VolunteerFrancis Rawdon Moira Crozier (1796-1848)NBD1849

Service History

4.12.1804Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upBWAS-1793
8.1809Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1810Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1811Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upConvoy to St HelenaBWAS-1793
14.10.1812Took the Privateer Le Pilotin (4) in the Baltic
12.12.1812Took the Privateer Cutter Abigail (3)
1814Newfoundland stationBWAS-1793
2.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
9.8.1815Sold at Woolwich for £2,610BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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