Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Wilson & CoBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up1905BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0 ½"Imperial Feet44.2087 
Length of Keel121' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet36.8872 
Breadth38' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet3.9815 
Draught Forward10' 3"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 8"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen948 6494Tons BM 


26.3.1811Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

6.6.1811 - 12.1813CaptainGeorge Cadogan (1783-1864)BWAS-17931814CaptainJames BlackBWAS-17931814 - 4.1814CommanderEdward Reynolds SiblyBWAS-17934.1814 - 1819CaptainGawen William HamiltonBWAS-179324.2.1848 - 1848CaptainJohn Elphinstone Erskine (1806-1887)W0252.8.1855 - 1855CaptainThomas Harvey (1810-1868)W025

1 Commissioned Officer

9.8.1855 - 1859LieutenantCharles Fenton Fletcher Boughey (1823-1894)W025

1 Petty Officer

1810 - 2.1815MidshipmanJames Richard Auchinleck (1791-1870)NBD1849

Service History

3.1808Began building at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1793
26.3.1811Completed building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £18259.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.5.1811Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
29.7.1811Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9333.0.0dBWAS-1793
25.12.1811Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.2.1813Destroyed four gun boats at ManfredoniaBWAS-1793
18.7.1813Destroyed two gun boatsBWAS-1793
6.12.1813Capture of ZaraBWAS-1793
4.1819Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1822Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £22126.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1822Laid upBWAS-1793
2.1845Began cut down at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.1845Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
6.1845Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Corvette
6.1845Completed cut down at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5574.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1847Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
2.1848Recommissioned for the New Zealand stationBWAS-1793
3.1848Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £11388.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1852Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1855Recommissioned for PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.1855Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8734.0.0dBWAS-1793
19.3.1860Lent as a training ship at CardiffBWAS-1793
26.10.1904Ordered to be sold for breakupBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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