Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Lutine' (1779) (32)
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1774
Ship ClassMagicienne ClassNNF-1774
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 3"Imperial Feet43.5882 
Length of Keel118' 6"Imperial Feet35.9749 
Breadth38' 10"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Moulded Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold12' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen950 5094Tons BM 


10.1793Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers

22.10.1793 - 1794CommanderJames Macnamara ADM 6/25/42
Commission confirmed 16.5.1794
10.1797 - 5.1799CaptainJohn MonktonBWAS-17935.1799 - 9.10.1799CaptainLancelot Skynner (1766-1799)BWAS-1793

Service History

8.11.1793Arrived at WoolwichBWAS-1793
1797Began repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1798Completed repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8643.0.0dBWAS-1793
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
9.10.1799Wrecked on Vlieland with the loss of all but two of the crewBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

The "Lutine" BellBWAS-1793
Her bell now hangs in Lloyds of London


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook

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