Nominal Guns36
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Nymfen' (1796) (32)
First Commissioned1.1809
ShipyardNyholm Dockyard - Copenhagen W006
Designed byF C H HohlenbergBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck140' 4"Imperial Feet42.6745 
Length of Keel117' 10 ⅛"Imperial Feet35.6648 
Breadth38' 0 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen907 1194Tons BM 


1.1809Broadside Weight = 467 Imperial Pound ( 211.7845 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

3 Commanding Officers

1.1809 - 12.1810CaptainKeith Maxwell (d.1822)BWAS-179312.1810 - 2.1814CaptainJohn HancockBWAS-17932.1814 - 8.1815CaptainMathew SmithBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer

1814MidshipmanHenry BullNBD1849

Service History

7.9.1807Taken at the fall of CopenhagenBWAS-1793
9.11.1807Arrived at ChathamBWAS-1793
10.1808Started fitting at ChathamBWAS-1793
10.1808Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1809Completed fitting at ChathamBWAS-1793
3.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
1810Receiving ship at Leith until 1810/12BWAS-1793
3.3.1811Took the 14-gun privateer **Vigilante**BWAS-1793
3.3.1811Took the Privateer La Vigilante (14)
28.6.1813Sailed for LisbonBWAS-1793
2.1814Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1793
8.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
11.1.1816Sold at Deptford? for £2,910BWAS-1793


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