Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLively ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorEdward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesAmerican Fifth Rate frigate 'Macedonia' (1812) (36)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 6"Imperial Feet46.942 
Length of Keel130' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet39.6399 
Breadth39' 6"Imperial Feet11.9041 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Draught Aft14' 11"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Burthen1,080 6494Tons BM 


2.6.1810Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

6.1810 - 8.3.1811CaptainWilliam Fitzroy (1782-1857)BWAS-17938.3.1811 - 5.4.1811CaptainWilliam Waldegrave (1788-1859)BWAS-17935.4.1811 - 25.10.1812CaptainJohn Surman Carden (1771-1858)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

5.8.1812 - 8.9.1813LieutenantJohn BulfordNBD1849

1 Crewman

13.7.1810 - 25.10.18121st Class VolunteerJoseph Francis Baker (1798-1856)NBD1849

Service History

2.6.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.7.1810Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
15.9.1810Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
25.10.1812United States vs Macedonian
25.10.1812Taken by United States (44) in the Atlantic


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