Nereide

5530
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Néréide' (1779) (32)
Named12.2.1798BWAS-1793
Captured20.12.1797BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1799
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSibylle Class
Designed byJacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJean GeoffroyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold28.6.1810BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Néréide' (1810) (32)

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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1799 - 1802CaptainFrederick WatkinsBWAS-17931802 - 9.1802CaptainSir Robert Mends (d.1823)BWAS-17938.1806 - 1808CaptainRobert Corbet (d.1810)BWAS-17931808 - 3.1810CaptainJosias Rowley (1756-1842)BWAS-179312.3.1810 - 4.1810CaptainWilliam GordonBWAS-17934.1810 - 28.6.1810CommanderNesbit Josiah WilloughbyBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.8.1806 - 9.2.1809First LieutenantWilliam Blight (1785-1862)NBD18498.1811 - 5.1811Acting LieutenantGeorge BeaseleyNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1802MidshipmanNicholas Alexander (1789-1852)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) 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


Sources


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

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