Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLaurel ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor& Goode BooleBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'L'Espérance' (1808) (24)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel98' 7"Imperial Feet29.8926 
Breadth31' 8"Imperial Feet9.652 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen525 7994Tons BM 


2.6.1806Broadside Weight = 201 Imperial Pound ( 91.1535 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.1805155Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

7.1806 - 12.9.1808CaptainJohn Charles WoolcombeBWAS-1793

Service History

7.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
16.11.1806Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
18.8.1807Sailed with a convoy for South AmericaBWAS-1793
12.9.1808Taken by Canonniere (38) off Mauritius


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 13:22CySir William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk) (1756-1831)
Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 10:01Pieter van der MerweSir William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk) (1756-1831)
Monday 1st of June 2020 22:42todd stevensBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Golden Phoenix' (1667)
Monday 1st of June 2020 10:06Mr.E.P.DalySir John Lindsay (1737-1788)
Sunday 31st of May 2020 20:03Don SnelgroveBritish bomb vessel 'Basilisk' (1740) (8)