Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.5.1799BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda ClassBWAS-1793
Constructor Edward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 2"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel125' 4"Imperial Feet38.1 
Breadth40' 1"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft15' 4"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen1,071 1194Tons BM 


18.11.1800Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

11.1800 - 9.1802Captain George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-17935.1802Captain John HatleyBWAS-17935.1802 - 31.1.1808Captain Robert HoneymanBWAS-17939.1802Captain James HardyBWAS-17938.1803 - 1804Captain Robert HoneymanBWAS-17931804Captain Henry Digby (1770-1842)BWAS-17931804 - 2.1805Captain Robert HoneymanBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

12.4.1802 - 4.5.1804Lieutenant George Cadogan (1783-1864)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1805 - 1808Midshipman Peter Bayly (d.1853)NBD1849

Service History

1801Sailed to the Mediterranean with a convoyBWAS-1793
1.5.1801Took the Privateer Le Jupiter (16)
31.10.1803Action near Etaples
1805In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
23.4.1805Action of 1805-04-23
1806At the CapeBWAS-1793
1807Operations in the River PlateBWAS-1793
7.1807Returned homeNMMWH
4.12.1807Took the Lugger L'Adolphe (18)
31.1.1808Wrecked at the entrance to Milford HavenBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 14th of December 2018 05:11

23 Oct 1802 on Thursday a Court Martial was held at Portsmouth on George Dixon, alias George Williams, a seaman of the Leda38, for deserting from her and entering on board the Hydra and was found guilty and sentenced to 200 lashes.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 14th of December 2018 05:03

24 Apr 1802 Mr. Duggan and Mr. Parker, Midshipmen with Lord Keith, are made Lieutenants, and appointed to the Leda38 Captain George Johnstone Hope.

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