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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned9.1794BWAS-1793
Designed by
Chevalier Charles Étienne Bombelles (Baron de Bombelle)French
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Service 1750-1782
Hubert PennevertFrench
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-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 Ship Commanders

8.9.1794 - 9.1795Captain
John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
ADM 6/25/83
9.1795 - 11.1797Captain
Thomas EylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
11.1797 - 1800Captain
Robert Carthew ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1791
1.1801 - 1802Captain
Edward Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814

1 Commissioned Officer

5.1800 - 1.1801Lieutenant
Thomas ConsittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1830
Discharged Sick

1 Petty Officer

William HamleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1863

1 Crewman

5.1800 - 3.18031st Class Volunteer
James Primrose BlennerhassettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1844

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 Schooner
La Curieuse (12) 1795-1795
French 12 Gun
Unrated Schooner
off Ile Groix

26.2.1795Took the Schooner
La Coureuse (8) 1794-1795
French 8 Gun
Unrated Schooner
of Ile Groix

15.4.1795Took the Unrated
Le Jean Bart (6) 1795-1795
French 6 Gun
off Rochefort

17.10.1795Took the Sloop
L'Eveillé (6) 1788-1795
French 6 Gun
Unrated Sloop

1796Grounded near NantesBWAS-1793
13.3.1796Took the Cutter
Le Sans Peur (8) 1796-1796
French 8 Gun
Privateer Cutter

20.3.1796Action off Pointe du Raz
20.3.1796Took the Flûte
L'Étoile (24) 1783-1796
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Flûte
off Pointe du Raz, Brittany

15.4.1796Took the Brig
La Robuste (18) 1793-1796
French 18 Gun
Unrated Brig
off the Saintes

25.5.1796Took the Galliot
La Fantaisie (14) 1796-1796
French 14 Gun
Privateer Galliot
off Morlaix
16.7.1797Destruction of the Calliope
11.8.1797Action of 1797-08-11
5.1.1798Took the Frigate
Le Cheri (26) 1793-1798
French 26 Gun
Privateer Frigate
11.1.1798Took the Privateer
L'Emprunt Fossé (2) 1798-1798
French 2 Gun
( no date of capture in the letter)
3.4.1799Took the Lugger
L'Argus (16) 1798-1799
French 16 Gun
Privateer Lugger

Arrived at Plymouth

1801Sailed for the Mediterranean with a convoyBWAS-1793
3.8.1801Capture of the Carriere
3.8.1801Took the Frigate
Le Carrère (44) 1797-1801
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Elba

2.9.1801Action of 1801-09-02
2.9.1801Took the Frigate
Le Succès (32) 1801-1801
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

12.1802Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


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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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