Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1792BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John ToveryBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck135' 0 ½"Imperial Feet41.1607 
Length of Keel112' 8 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Breadth36' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet10.9792 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Forward9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Draught Aft14' 5"Imperial Feet4.299 
Burthen777 8194Tons BM 


1.1794Broadside Weight = 348 Imperial Pound ( 157.818 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

1 Ship Commander

22.1.1794 - 4.4.1798CaptainThe Hon. Henry Curzon (1765-1846) ADM 6/25/7BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer

1795Master's Mate Robert Hockings (1776-?)ADM 171/8

2 Crewmen

21.5.1795 - 7.17953rd Class Boy James Tilley (1781-?)NBD18496.5.1796 - 20.8.1796SupernumeraryThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B125

Service History

1795In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
1796In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1797In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
16.7.1797Took the Letter of Marque Santa Jose y Nuestra Senora de Begoyna (16) in Latitude 44 deg. 50 min. Longitude 15 deg. 10 min.BG
4.4.1798Wrecked in a storm in Cawsand Bay, PlymouthBWAS-1793


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Posted by Jeff Wolrige on Friday 16th of October 2020 13:42

March 7, 1798 encountered Russell in the Channel off Brest. Exchanged private signal and numbers. Captain Curzon went aboard Russell there to meet Captain Henry Trollope

Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 20th of July 2012 06:56

3 June 1794 The damaged Audacious 74 Captain William Parker arrives Plymouth having passed Pallas 32 cap Henry Curzon off the Lizard

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