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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.6.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1805BWAS-1793
Launched23.4.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
George ParsonsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1795
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up1865BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 3"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel129' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet39.3256 
Breadth39' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold13' 7"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward10' 6"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen1,089 7494Tons BM 

Armament


23.4.1807Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1807 - 9.1810Captain
George ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1815
BWAS-1793
9.1810Captain
George StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
BWAS-1793
9.1810 - 1812Captain
George ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1815
BWAS-1793
6.1814 - 1817Captain
William Henry DillonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1853
BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1809 - 11.1809Acting Lieutenant
Henry KentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1822
NBD1849
24.10.1809 - 4.11.1810Lieutenant
Henry BirdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
1813 - 2.1814Lieutenant
Samuel AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
NL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1805Began building at Bursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
23.4.1807Completed building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £22266.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.5.1807Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.8.1807Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15670.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.9.1807Sailed with a convoy for HalifaxBWAS-1793
10.2.1809Capture of the Junon
10.2.1809Took the Frigate
La Junon (36) 1806-1809
French 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off the Saintes

21.2.1810Fell in with the French flute, Necessite, 26, in the Atlantic, and, after a long chase, captured her without loss on either sideTRN5
21.2.1810Took the flûte
La Nécessité (26) 1810-1810
French 26 Gun
5th Rate flûte
in the Atlantic

13.4.1810Sailed to meet the East India convoyBWAS-1793
2.8.1812Action of 1812-08-02
2.8.1812Took the Schooner
Schooner No.114 (6) 1812-1812
Danish 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
on the Norwegian caost

2.8.1812Took the Cutter
Cutter No.97 (4) 1812-1812
Danish 4 Gun
Unrated Cutter
on the Norwegian caost

6.1814Commissioned for North AmericaBWAS-1793
1817Paid offBWAS-1793
3.1817Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1819Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £26680.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1819Laid upBWAS-1793
1825Moved to WoolwichBWAS-1793
1827Moved to SheernessBWAS-1793
11.1845Began conversion to a Screw Vessel at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.1849Completed conversion to a Screw Vessel at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.1850Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1851Refitted as a Fifth Rate Screw Frigate Blockship
1.1851Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1851Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1852Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1855Refitted as a Fifth Rate Screw Mortar Frigate
1.11.1865Sold at Chatham to Castle & Breech to be broken upBWAS-1793

 

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