Nominal Guns42BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Immortalité' (1795) (40)
ShipyardBrest - Brittany
Ship ClassRomaine Class
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1806BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 2"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel123' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet37.5095 
Breadth39' 2"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold11' 5"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen1,010 2594Tons BM 


20.10.1798Broadside Weight = 351 Imperial Pound ( 159.1785 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers

12.1799 - 1.1800CaptainJohn DraperBWAS-17931.1800 - 5.1802CaptainHenry Hotham (1777-1833)BWAS-17935.1802 - 1806CaptainEdward William Campbell Rich Owen (1771-1849)BWAS-1793

Service History

23.10.1798Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
15.12.1798Registered and establishedBWAS-1793
4.1799Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1800Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
26.10.1800Took the Privateer Corvette Le Diable à Quatre (18) In the Bay of Biscay
26.1.1801Capture of the Dédaigneuse
27.7.1801Took the Privateer Ship L'Invention (24) at 43°03' N, 11°42' W, off Cape Ortegal - Bay of Biscay MHVA
14.6.1803Action of 1803-06-14
14.9.1803Bombardment of Dieppe
17.7.1805Action off Calais
7.1806Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
MHVAThe Maritime History Virtual ArchivesLars BruzeliusWeb Site

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