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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Fifth Rate frigate 'La Néréide' (1779) (32) 1779-1797
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Named12.2.1798BWAS-1793
Captured20.12.1797BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1799BWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSibylle ClassNNF-1774
Designed by
Jacques-Noël SanéFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1740
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Jean GeoffroyFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold28.6.1810BWAS-1793
Becomes
French Fifth Rate frigate 'La Néréide' (1810) (32) 1810-1810
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 5"Imperial Feet43.2846 
Length of Keel118' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet35.9823 
Breadth37' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet11.2967 
Depth in Hold11' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen892 2294Tons BM 

Armament


3.1799Broadside Weight = 348 Imperial Pound ( 157.818 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1799254 BWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1799 - 1802Captain
Frederick WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1847
BWAS-1793
1802 - 9.1802Captain
Sir Robert MendsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1790
BWAS-1793
8.1806 - 1808Captain
Robert CorbetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1805
BWAS-1793
1808 - 3.1810Captain
Josias RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1793
12.3.1810 - 4.1810Captain
William GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1828
BWAS-1793
4.1810 - 28.6.1810Commander
Nesbit Josiah WilloughbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1822
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.8.1806 - 9.2.1809First Lieutenant
William BlightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1855
NBD1849
8.1811 - 5.1811Acting Lieutenant
George BeaseleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1802Midshipman
Nicholas AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.12.1797Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
12.1798Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
27.12.1798

Docked at Plymouth

TNC
6.1799Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1805Began repairs at Turnchapel - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1806Completed repairs at Turnchapel - Plymouth at a cost of £10432.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.11.1806Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
20.11.1806Took the Unrated
Velox (10) 1806-1806
Spanish 10 Gun
Unrated
in the Atlantic

25.11.1806Took the Privateer
Brilliante (4) 1806-1806
Spanish 4 Gun
Privateer

1.5.1810Took the Unrated
L'Estafette (14) 1810-1810
French 14 Gun
Unrated

28.6.1810Taken by the French
6.7.1810The Capture of Reunion
23.8.1810Battle of Mauritius

 

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