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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
ConstructorJohn 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 Commanding Officer

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

1 Petty Officer

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

2 Crewmen

21.5.1795 - 7.17953rd Class BoyJames 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 Privateer Santa Jose y Nuestra Senora de Begoyna (16)
4.4.1798Wrecked in a storm in Cawsand Bay, PlymouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook

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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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