Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Néréide' (1779) (32)
First Commissioned3.1799BWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSibylle ClassNNF-1774
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)BWAS-1793
Constructor Jean GeoffroyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Néréide' (1810) (32)


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 


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

3.1799 - 1802Captain Frederick WatkinsBWAS-17931802 - 9.1802CaptainSir Robert Mends (d.1823)BWAS-17938.1806 - 1808Captain Robert Corbet (d.1810)BWAS-17931808 - 3.1810Captain Josias Rowley (1756-1842)BWAS-179312.3.1810 - 4.1810Captain William GordonBWAS-17934.1810 - 28.6.1810Commander Nesbit Josiah WilloughbyBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

14.8.1806 - 9.2.1809First Lieutenant William Blight (1785-1862)NBD18498.1811 - 5.1811Acting Lieutenant George BeaseleyNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1802Midshipman Nicholas Alexander (1789-1852)NBD1849

Service History

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

Docked at Plymouth

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) in the Atlantic
25.11.1806Took the Privateer Brilliante (4)
1.5.1810Took the Unrated L'Estafette (14)
28.6.1810Taken by the French
6.7.1810The Capture of Reunion
23.8.1810Battle of Mauritius


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