Jacobin -> 1798 Matilda

Nominal Guns28BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'La Jacobin' (1794) (24)
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1810BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck129' 2"Imperial Feet39.321 
Length of Keel105' 7"Imperial Feet32.0396 
Breadth32' 10"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen573Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1795180 BWAS-1793

7 Ship Commanders

7.1795 - 24.11.1795Commander George VaughanBWAS-179324.11.1795 - 5.1796Captain Robert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-17935.1796 - 1799Captain Henry Mitford (d.1804)BWAS-179312.1799 - 1801Lieutenant William LanyonBWAS-17935.1803 - 8.1804Lieutenant James JamesBWAS-17938.1804 - 11.1804Commander John Samuel SmithBWAS-17938.1804 - 1807Lieutenant Thomas Dorsett BirchallBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

1805 - 1807Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Henry Edwin Stanhope (1754-1814)BWAS-1793

Service History

7.1795Commissioned in the West IndiesBWAS-1793
19.1.1798Took the Privateer Le Ceres (2) off Antigua
29.3.1798Took the Privateer La Vantour (10) off Antigua
31.3.1798Took the Brig L'Aigle (12) off Antigua
29.5.1798Took the Privateer L'Annibale (14) off Antigua
23.6.1798Took the Sloop L'Étoile (6) to the Northward of AntiguaBG
27.6.1798Renamed MatildaBWAS-1793
5.10.1798Took the Brig L'Intrépide (14) off AntiguaBG
15.10.1799Arrived at WoolwichBWAS-1793
12.1799At WoolwichBWAS-1793
12.1799Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Hospital Ship
8.1810Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1793


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