Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1808BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1810
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardPrince of Wales Island BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up3.1816BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 11"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel124' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet37.8111 
Breadth38' 8"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen989Tons BM 


1809Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

10.1810 - 7.8.1812CaptainWilliam Butterfield (1766-1842)BWAS-17937.8.1812 - 1813CaptainHenry John PeacheyBWAS-17931813 - 1.1815CaptainDonald Hugh MackayBWAS-17931.1815 - 6.1815CaptainGeorge HendersonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

10.1810 - 2.1811LieutenantThe Hon. Arthur Richard Turnour (1787-1853)NBD1849

Service History

16.8.1810Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
28.10.1810Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
1.1811Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
6.1815Paid offBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 27th of December 2018 10:29

May 1812 Captain Peachey assumed command of Sir Francis Drake and sailed her back to England as escort to a convoy of returning East Indiamen. At that time, Captain Samuel Leslie (acting) of Volage replaced Peachey. Shortly thereafter Captain Donald Hugh Mackay replaced Leslie.

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