Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 2 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel125' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet38.1159 
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward10' 1"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 6"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,076Tons BM 


17.1.1805Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

2.1805 - 5.1806CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-17935.1806 - 14.10.1811CaptainRobert Barrie (1774-1841)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

1806LieutenantJames Wallace GabrielTRN51806LieutenantJames JonesTRN51.1807 - 9.6.1807Acting LieutenantJames BrasierNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

5.2.1805 - 28.5.1806MasterJames Sturrock (d.c.1820)ADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

3.1812 - 3.1813MidshipmanJohn Hoskins BrownNBD1849

Service History

17.1.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
29.3.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.11.1805Took the Privateer Golondrina (4) off the Spanish coast
25.1.1806Took the Lugger Bengador (1) off Lisbon and destroyed.BG
27.7.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
13.6.1809Took the Privateer Lucien Charles (3)
10.1809Cruising between Cape San Sebastian and Barcelona in company with Alceste (38) TRN5
21.10.1809Action of 1809-10-21
30.3.1810Took the Privateer La Fortunée (10)
11.5.1810Took the Privateer Le Jupiter (8)
18.1.1811Took the Privateer Le Dubourdieu (14)
1.5.1811Destruction of the Girafe and Nourrice
14.10.1811Wrecked on the Needles with no casualtiesBWAS-1793


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Posted by Makis on Tuesday 6th of February 2018 19:00

9 May 1809
Failed cutting out operation at Cephalonia Island (Ionian Islands)
Lost one man killed (seaman John Reid).
see Forum

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 26th of May 2012 21:24

14 Mar 1811 French Etourdie 18 burnt to avoid being taken by Pomone 38 cap Sir Robert Barrie, off Monte Cristo

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