Nominal Guns34BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Pallas' (1799) (38)
ShipyardSt Malo BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk in Action30.6.1798BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 1 ½"Imperial Feet43.9039 
Length of Keel119' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet36.2776 
Breadth37' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet11.284 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen906 2194Tons BM 


9.1795Broadside Weight = 252 Imperial Pound ( 114.282 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer

9.1795 - 30.6.1798CaptainDavid Milne (1763-1845)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

1803 - 1804LieutenantEdward BurtNBD18497.1.1803 - 4.1803LieutenantGeorge William BrownNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

3.1796 - 30.6.1798MidshipmanAlexander Barclay Branch (1784-?)NBD18497.1797 - 6.1798MidshipmanWilliam Cunningham Cavendish Dalyell (1784-1865)ref:616

Service History

6.1.1795Taken by Blanche in the [Action of 1795-01-06]BWAS-1793
5.9.1795Named, Registered and commissionedBWAS-1793
9.3.1796Took in company with Charon the 14-gun privateer **Lacedemonien** off BarbadosBWAS-1793
9.3.1796Took the Privateer Brig Le Lacédémonien (12) off Barbados
23.4.1796Present at the capture of Demerara and EssequiboBWAS-1793
23.4.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice
2.5.1796Present at the capture of BerbiceBWAS-1793
1797Service in the ChannelBWAS-1793
1798Service in the ChannelBWAS-1793
29.6.1798Capture of the Seine
30.6.1798In company with Jason took the Seine off the Penmarks, being bilged and lost having suffered 2 dead and 6 wounded.BWAS-1793
30.6.1798Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Seine (40) in the Breton Passage
16.8.1814Took the Privateer Invincible (16) ref:720


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ref:720Lloyd's List on Books, Boxes and Boats Web Site

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Monday 22nd of April 2019 17:57Stephen J F PlowmanBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Barfleur' (1768) (90)
Sunday 21st of April 2019 22:32Peter KentishNathaniel Kentish
Sunday 21st of April 2019 08:23CyHenry Medley (d.1747)
Sunday 21st of April 2019 07:26John BirkbyHenry Medley (d.1747)
Sunday 21st of April 2019 07:25John BirkbyHenry Medley (d.1747)