Nominal Guns32
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1806
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardSouth Shields
Ship ClassAmphion Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorSimon Temple
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up2.1817


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 1"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel121' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet36.8872 
Breadth37' 8"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold12' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen917 7694Tons BM 


4.3.1809Broadside Weight = 324 Imperial Pound ( 146.934 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
27.6.1796254Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

5.1809 - 1813CaptainPeter HeywoodBWAS-17931813 - 1.1815CaptainManley Hall Dixon (1786-1864)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

1813 - 1.1815Vice-Admiral of the BlueManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

11.9.1809 - 8.11.1810LieutenantCharles BowenBWAS-17149.1814 - 29.11.1814Acting LieutenantRobert Bruce RabanNBD184929.11.1814 - 1.1815LieutenantRobert Bruce RabanNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

1813MidshipmanJohn Reddie Black (1787-?)NBD18497.1813 - 9.1814MidshipmanRobert Bruce RabanNBD1849

Service History

12.4.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
17.7.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
30.8.1810Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
15.6.1812Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
1.1815Paid off into Ordinary at Woolwich. Later became a troopshipBWAS-1793
2.1817Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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