Nominal Guns36
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Naiaden' (1796) (36)
Designed by F C H HohlenbergW006
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1812


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck140' 3"Imperial Feet42.6739 
Length of Keel119' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet36.2903 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold10' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen908 7594' 3"Tons BM 


2.1809Broadside Weight = 345 Imperial Pound ( 156.4575 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1809254 BWAS-1793

3 Ship Commanders

2.1809 - 4.1811Captain Frederick Cotterell (1780-1811)BWAS-179320.4.1811 - 11.1811Captain Robert FowlerBWAS-179311.1811 - 1812Captain Farmery Predam Epworth (1766-1826)BWAS-1793

Service History

14.1.1810Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
4.10.1811Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tom Moffatt on Tuesday 2nd of October 2012 19:31

In 1810 Nyaden 36 sailed with a governor for one of the new French island acquisitions, and then undertook cruises, mostly with Barbados as a base. Very unhealthy ship, with four dozen personnel dying of yellow fever. In April, 1811 Frederick Cotterell died, probably of yellow fever. The ship was used as a descriptive medical case in the last half of the 19th century.

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