Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Pomone' (1785) (32)
First Commissioned9.1794BWAS-1793
Designed byCharles-Etienne BombelleNNF-1774
ConstructorHubert Pennevert (1754-1827)NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up12.1802BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck159' 2 ⅜"Tons BM 
Length of Keel132' 4 ¼"Tons BM 
Breadth41' 11 ⅜"Tons BM 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Tons BM 
Burthen1,238 6794Tons BM 


23.4.1794Broadside Weight = 609 Imperial Pound ( 276.1815 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1794300 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers

8.9.1794 - 9.1795Captain John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822) ADM 6/25/83BWAS-17939.1795 - 11.1797CaptainThomas EylesBWAS-179311.1797 - 1800CaptainRobert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811)BWAS-17931.1801 - 1802CaptainEdward Leveson Gower (1776-1853)BWAS-1793

1 Crewman

5.1800 - 3.18031st Class VolunteerJames Primrose BlennerhassettNBD1849

Service History

1.5.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
24.9.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £14253.0.0dBWAS-1793
26.2.1795Took the Unrated Schooner La Curieuse (12) off Ile Groix
26.2.1795Took the Unrated Schooner La Coureuse (8) of Ile Groix
15.4.1795Took the Unrated Le Jean Bart (6) off Rochefort
17.10.1795Took the Unrated Sloop L'Eveillé (6)
1796Grounded near NantesBWAS-1793
13.3.1796Took the Privateer Cutter Le Sans Peur (8)
20.3.1796Action off Pointe du Raz
20.3.1796Took the Sixth Rate Flûte L'Étoile (24) off Pointe du Raz, Brittany
15.4.1796Took the Unrated Brig La Robuste (18) off the Saintes
25.5.1796Took the Privateer Galliot Le Fantaisie (14) off Morlaix
16.7.1797Destruction of the Calliope
11.8.1797Action of 1797-08-11
1798Took the  
11.1.1798Took the Privateer L'Emprunt Fossé (2)
3.4.1799Took the Privateer Lugger L'Argus (16) TNC

Arrived at Plymouth

1801Sailed for the Mediterranean with a convoyBWAS-1793
3.8.1801Capture of the Carriere
3.8.1801Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Le Carrère (44) off Elba
2.9.1801Action of 1801-09-02
2.9.1801Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Le Succès (32)
12.1802Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 20th of August 2017 15:30

27 Oct 1802 a Court Martial was held on board the Neptune, at Portsmouth, on John Geram, Pilot of HM ship Pomone, for having run the said ship on the rocks going into St. Aubin's Bay, on the evening of the 8th of September last. The Court agreed that the charges had been proved against the Pilot, and that much blame was imputable to him, for attempting to enter the Bay of St. Aubin's in the night, at a time when she might have remained with safety at sea until day-light, and did adjudge him to be mulcted of all the pay and allowances due to him for his services done as a Pilot on board that ship and to be imprisoned in the Marshalsea for three months from that day.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 19th of August 2017 19:08

28 Apr 1801 a Court Martial was held on board his Majesty's ship Gladiator, in Portsmouth harbour, for the trial of on Mr. Thomas Woolvar, Master of his Majesty's ship Pomone, for running her on thore at Spithead. It clearly appeared to the Court, that no blame could be attached to Mr. W. as the casualty was entirely caused by the wind shifting while the ship was in stays. He was therefore acquitted.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 19th of August 2017 18:55

31 May 1800 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, on John Weldon, a seaman belonging to the Pomone, for striking Lieutenant C. C. Skelton, whilst ashore in the execution of his duty on the 24 May. Since the charge was not proved the prisoner was acquitted.
25 Jun 1800 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, in Portsmouth harbour, on seamen John White and John Furlong, of the Pomone. On being found guilty they were sentenced to 200 lashes each, through the fleet, and to forfeit all their pay.

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