Nominal Guns36
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1813
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardLimehouse - London
Ship ClassScamander Class
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)
Constructor John Barton
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 0"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel120' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet36.5792 
Breadth38' 4 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold11' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet3.3719 
Draught Forward8' 8"Imperial Feet2.6416 
Draught Aft12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen939Tons BM 


13.9.1813Broadside Weight = 467 Imperial Pound ( 211.7845 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1812274Design Complement

1 Ship Commander

10.1813 - 1817Captain Edmund PalmerBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

14.5.1814 - 22.7.1814Lieutenant Edward BiddulphNBD184927.5.1814 - 11.1814Lieutenant Benjamin Andrews (1794-1852)NBD184911.4.1816 - 16.9.1816First Lieutenant Edward Hollingworth Delafosse (1788-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

7.1816 - 1816Master Robert John Barrett (1799-?)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers

1813 - 27.5.1814Master's Mate Benjamin Andrews (1794-1852)NBD18491814 - 7.1816Midshipman Robert John Barrett (1799-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman

11.12.1813 - 18141st Class Volunteer Robert John Barrett (1799-?)NBD1849

Service History

27.9.1813Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
18.12.1813Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
26.3.1814Action of 1814-03-26
27.3.1814Took the Frigate L'Étoile (44) in the Channel
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers
3.4.1817Sold to Joshua Crystall for £2,110BWAS-1793


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