Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph Tucker (c.1760-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck127' 1"Imperial Feet38.7105 
Length of Keel107' 1"Imperial Feet32.6172 
Breadth34' 2"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Aft11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen664 8694Tons BM 


17.11.1804Broadside Weight = 300 Imperial Pound ( 136.05 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1804215Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

12.1804 - 8.1806CaptainThomas Cochrane (1775-1860)BWAS-17938.1806 - 6.1807CaptainGeorge Miller (d.c.1813)BWAS-17936.1807 - 3.1808CaptainJohn Acworth OmmanneyBWAS-17933.1808 - 6.1809CaptainSir George Francis Seymour (1787-1870)BWAS-17931809CaptainWilliam Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)RNB18236.1809 - 10.1809CaptainWilliam Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)BWAS-179316.9.1809 - 5.1810CaptainGeorge Cadogan (1783-1864)BWAS-17935.1810 - 16.1810CaptainSir James BowenBWAS-17936.1810 - 10.1810CaptainEdwards Lloyd GrahamBWAS-179310.1810 - 18.12.1810CaptainGeorge Paris Monke (d.1828)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

1806 - 15.8.1806LieutenantJohn Haswell (d.1811)BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

11.12.1804 - 2.1.1807MasterJames Sutherland (d.1814)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

3.3.1808 - 1810MidshipmanGeorge BlandNBD1849

1 Crewman

10.6.1810 - 12.18101st Class VolunteerCheesman Henry BinsteadNBD1849

Service History

3.1805Entered port with gold candlesticks five feet high at each mastheadTRN5
5.4.1806Pallas in the Gironde
5.4.1806Took the Unrated Brig-Corvette La Tapageuse (14) by boats in the Gironde
5.5.1806Aided by the Fox (8) , cutter, and Contest (12) , brig, a party of seamen under Lord Cochrane stormed a French battery on the Pointe de l'Aiguillon and spiked three 36-pr. gunsTRN5
14.5.1806Action of 1806-05-14
6.5.1807Took the Privateer L'Alerte (14)
18.12.1810Wrecked off May Island in the Firth of Forth, Nymphe (36) also lostBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 6th of June 2012 21:43

18 Dec 1810 Pallas 32 Captain George Paris Monke and Nymphe 36 Captain Edward Snyd Clay wrecked off Dunbar at the mouth of the Firth of Forth

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