Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Cleopatre' (1781) (32)
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Length of Keel120' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet36.5982 
Breadth37' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold11' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet3.3719 
Burthen913 1694Tons BM 


9.1793Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1793254 BWAS-1793

11 Ship Commanders

27.9.1793 - 15.11.1793Captain Charles Fitzgerald (1756-1810) ADM 6/24/269ADM 6/2415.11.1793 - 1796Captain Robert Murray ADM 6/24/283BWAS-17934.1796 - 1797Captain George Hopewell Stephens (d.1819)BWAS-17931797 - 7.1798Captain Charles Brisbane (1769-1829)BWAS-17937.1798 - 2.1801Captain Samuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-17932.1801 - 8.1801Captain Augustus Fitzroy (d.1801)BWAS-17938.1801 - 12.1801Captain John Murray (d.1805)BWAS-179312.1801Captain John PhilipsBWAS-17936.1806 - 1811Lieutenant Walter KennedyBWAS-17931812 - 12.1812Lieutenant William Needham (d.1824)BWAS-17931814 - 1815Lieutenant John Bayby HarrisonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

9.1793 - 1794Lieutenant Charles Wollaston (1777-1845)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers

17.1.1799 - 8.7.1802Master Robert BalfourADM 29-123.12.1806 - 4.3.1807Master Michael Rose Langdon (c.1763-1815)ADM 29-16.10.1809 - 19.12.1809Master Thomas HarttreeADM 29-1

Service History

21.7.1793Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
13.3.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11309.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.5.1794Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
8.1.1795Took the Sloop L'Espérance (16)
1.1796Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1796Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7185.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.9.1798Took the Unrated La Reunion (6) in the East Indies
26.1.1801Capture of the Dédaigneuse
28.1.1801Took the Frigate La Dédaigneuse (40) off Ferrol
6.1806Prison ship at PlymouthBWAS-1793
6.1806Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship
12.1812Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1815In Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
18.9.1816Sold at Plymouth to Mr. Rundle for £1,500BWAS-1793


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