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


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

10 Commanding Officers

9.1793 - 1796CaptainRobert MurrayBWAS-17934.1796 - 1797CaptainGeorge Hopewell Stephens (d.1819)BWAS-17931797 - 7.1798CaptainCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)BWAS-17937.1798 - 2.1801CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-17932.1801 - 8.1801CaptainAugustus Fitzroy (d.1801)BWAS-17938.1801 - 12.1801CaptainJohn Murray (d.1805)BWAS-179312.1801CaptainJohn PhilipsBWAS-17936.1806 - 1811LieutenantWalter KennedyBWAS-17931812 - 12.1812LieutenantWilliam Needham (d.1824)BWAS-17931814 - 1815LieutenantJohn Bayby HarrisonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

9.1793 - 1794LieutenantCharles Wollaston (1777-1845)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers

17.1.1799 - 8.7.1802MasterRobert BalfourADM29-123.12.1806 - 4.3.1807MasterMichael Rose Langdon (c.1763-1815)ADM29-16.10.1809 - 19.12.1809MasterThomas HarttreeADM29-1

Service History

21.7.1793Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
13.3.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £11309.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.5.1794Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
8.1.1795Took the Unrated Sloop L'Espérance (16)
1.1796Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.1796Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard 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 Fifth Rate 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


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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