Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Junon' (1806) (36)
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1800
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)NNF-1800
ConstructorFrançois-Toussaint Gréhan (1772-1821)NNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 8"Imperial Feet46.943 
Length of Keel129' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet39.3414 
Breadth40' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet12.2015 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen1,102 3194Tons BM 


3.1809Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1809295 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer

3.1809 - 13.12.1809CaptainJohn Shortland (d.1809)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer

5.1809 - 13.12.1809MidshipmanJames Richard Auchinleck (1791-1870)NBD1849

Service History

13.12.1809Actions of December 1809
13.12.1809Taken by La Renommée (44) in mid-Atlantic
13.12.1809Taken by La Clorinde (44) in mid-AtlanticBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1800Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1800 A 1815Alain DemerliacBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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