Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPhoebe ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up27.5.1841BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 9"Imperial Inch3.6068 (11′ 9″ Imperial)
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Inch3.0226 (9′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Inch0.9652 (3′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold13' 5 ½"Imperial Inch0.3302 (1′ 0″ Imperial)
Draught Forward9' 7"Imperial Inch0.2286 (0′ 8″ Imperial)
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Inch0.381 (1′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen926 894Tons BM 


29.9.1795Broadside Weight = 439 Imperial Pound ( 199.0865 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1795264 BWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers

10.1795 - 1800CaptainRobert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-17931.1801 - 6.1801CaptainThomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-17936.1802 - 9.1802CaptainJames Keith ShepardBWAS-179313.9.1802 - 1.1806CaptainThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)BWAS-17931.1806 - 1808CaptainJames OswaldBWAS-17934.1809 - 8.1809CaptainHassard Stackpoole (d.1814)BWAS-17938.1809 - 1814CaptainJames Hillyer (1769-1843)BWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers

28.11.1802 - 1806LieutenantThomas Paul PerkinsNAO8.8.1803 - 1806LieutenantJohn HindmarshNAO27.8.1804 - 26.10.1804Acting LieutenantAlexander DixieNAO26.10.1804 - 1806LieutenantAlexander DixieNAO26.1.1805 - 1806LieutenantDaniel O'HeaNAO22.10.1805 - 7.11.1805LieutenantWilliam Blight (1785-1862)NAO22.1.1806 - 1807LieutenantColin Campbell (1787-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

21.11.1805 - 8.3.1807MasterCharles Mason White (1772-1850)ADM29-1

3 Petty Officers

6.1802 - 4.8.1803Master's MateEdward BoysNBD184921.10.1805 - 1805MidshipmanProsper Ambrose (d.1848)NBD18491811 - 1.1812MidshipmanPhilip BondNBD1849

Service History

6.1794Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
24.9.1795Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £15791.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.10.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
23.12.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9118.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1.1797Took the Brig L'Atalante (16) of the Scillies
22.12.1797Took the Frigate La Néréide (32)
10.1798Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1798Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9095.0.0dBWAS-1793

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise.


Arrived at Plymoiuth from a cruise


Sailed from Plymouth for Ireland

11.10.1799Took the Corvette Le Bordelais (24)
11.10.1799Took the Unrated Le Grand Ferrailleu (18)
21.2.1800Took the Privateer La Belle Garde (14)
11.3.1800Took the Privateer L'Heureux (22)
19.2.1801Took the Frigate L'Africaine (40) in the Mediterranean
6.1801Refitted at Plymouth at a cost of £2,657BWAS-1793
28.9.1802Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
1.1806Began a refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1806Completed refit at a cost of £8,920BWAS-1793
18.1.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.1809Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
3.1810Began a repair and refit at PlymouthBWAS-1793
7.1810Completed repair and refit at a cost of £18,427BWAS-1793
18.7.1810Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
12.1810Present at the reduction of MauritiusBWAS-1793
20.5.1811In Action off MadagascarBWAS-1793
20.5.1811Action off Madagascar
9.1811Present in the Java operationsBWAS-1793
9.4.1812Sailed with a convoy for QuebecBWAS-1793
23.12.1812Took the Privateer Hunter (14)
1814Paid offBWAS-1793
28.3.1814Took the Frigate Essex (32) at Valparaiso
8.1815Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.1823Began fitting as a receiving and slop ship at a cost of £1,803BWAS-1793
27.5.1841Sold at Plymouth to Joshua Crystall for £1,750BWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 18th of June 2016 23:21

23 Dec 1812 Phoebe36 captured American Hunter14, a privateer schooner after a chase during which she threw 12 of her guns overboard. The prize was sent to Plymouth

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 18th of June 2016 22:52

18 Jan 1812 Phoebe36 arrived at Plymouth Dock with dispatches from the East Indies.

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