Proselyte

5987
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fifth Rate frigate 'Jason' (1770) (36)
Captured8.6.1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardRotterdam - Holland M01
ConstructorJan Salomonszoon van den TempelM01
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked4.9.1801BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck133' 1"Imperial Feet40.5392 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold11' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet3.3719 
Burthen748 3594Tons BM 

Armament


10.1796Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1796244 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1796 - 12.1798CaptainJohn Loring (d.1808)BWAS-179312.1798 - 9.1801CaptainGeorge FowkeBWAS-17939.1801 - 4.9.1801LieutenantHenry Whitby (d.1812)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
8.6.1796Brought into Greenock by her own crewBWAS-1793
4.7.1796Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
26.8.1796RegisteredBWAS-1793
10.1796Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1797Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9513.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.2.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
4.1797Took the Schooner La Liberté (6) in the West Indies
20.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Ireland

TNC
18.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth from Ireland to refit

TNC
5.1800Began making good defects at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1800Completed making good defects at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4193.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1801Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
4.9.1801Wrecked on a rock off Sint MaartenBWAS-1793

 

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