Proselyte

5985
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Prosélyte' (1785) (32)
Keel Laid Down2.1785BWAS-1793
Captured29.8.1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy BWAS-1793
Designed byCharles-Louis DucrestBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFloating Battery BWAS-1793
Sunk in Action11.4.1794BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)46.7712 (153′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth36' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.7199 (38′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold18' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.8464 (19′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen700Ton 

Armament


12.1793Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1793120 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.11.1793 - 13.12.1793CommanderJoseph Bullen (1761-1857)ref:61613.12.1793 - 11.4.1794CommanderWalter Serocold (1758-1794) ADM 6/25/39
Commission confirmed 2.5.1794
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1793 - 11.4.1794VolunteerJoseph Bullen (1761-1857)ref:616


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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