Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn ToveryBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Burnt to avoid capture10.2.1804BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 3"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel125' 8"Imperial Feet38.1 
Breadth39' 6"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen1,042 8894Tons BM 


1.10.1799Broadside 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
1796284Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

11.1799 - 12.3.1801CaptainLord George Stewart (1768-1834)BWAS-179312.3.1801 - 4.1801CaptainJohn GiffardBWAS-17934.1801 - 1802CaptainWilliam BrownBWAS-17936.1802 - 10.2.1804CaptainPhilip WilkinsonBWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers

1801 - 4.1802MidshipmanDyer BondNBD18492.1803 - 10.2.1804Master's MateDonat Henry O'Brien (1785-?)NBD1849

Service History

11.3.1801Took the Privateer Schooner Le Général Bessieres (4) in Latitude 34 Deg. N. Long. 25 Deg. W.BG


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 8th of May 2017 19:23

6 Dec 1800 Portsmouth, a Court-Martial was held on board the Gladiator, for the trial of John Haulen, boatswain of the Hussar38 Captain George Stewart for drunkenness and disobedience of orders. The charges being proved he was dismissed from the service, and rendered incapable of ever serving as an officer in the Royal Navy again.

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