Nominal Guns74
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1798
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorEdward Sison
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1817


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck181' 0"Imperial Feet55.1688 
Length of Keel151' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet46.0343 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold19' 11"Imperial Feet5.794 
Draught Forward13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9963 
Draught Aft16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1777 5294Tons BM 


3.1803Broadside Weight = 960 Imperial Pound ( 435.36 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1803590 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

3.1803 - 8.1803CaptainGraham Eden Hamond (1779-1862)BWAS-17938.1803 - 1804CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-179310.1804 - 3.1805CaptainFrancis PenderBWAS-17933.1805 - 1809CaptainWilliam BradleyBWAS-17931810 - 2.1812CaptainThomas EylesBWAS-17932.1812 - 1815CaptainRobert LloydBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

30.6.1812 - 1814LieutenantJohn BowerbankNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

4.1803 - 1804MidshipmanAlexander KennedyNBD18491.1815 - 5.1817MidshipmanJoseph Francis Baker (1798-1856)NBD1849

Service History

22.10.1801Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.4.1803Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £56848.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.7.1803Took the Corvette L'Atalante (18) in the Bay of Biscay
1.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1804Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
29.8.1807Took the Privateer L'Incomparable (2)
1.1809At CorunnaBWAS-1793
10.3.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
26.9.1814Action of 1814-09-26
12.1814In ordinaryBWAS-1793
5.1817Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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