Proserpine

5994
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.6.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1805BWAS-1793
Launched6.8.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAmphion ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas SteemsonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured28.2.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 3"Imperial Feet43.8929 
Length of Keel122' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet37.2047 
Breadth37' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet11.284 
Depth in Hold12' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward11' 0"Tons BM 
Draught Aft14' 3"Tons BM 
Burthen922 1794Tons BM 

Armament


5.1809Broadside Weight = 366 Imperial Pound ( 165.981 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1809254EstablishmentBWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1807 - 28.2.1809CaptainCharles OtterBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.10.1807 - 28.2.1809LieutenantVere Warner Hussey Bogle (1787-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.9.1807 - 1807MasterEdward BrownADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1807CommissionedBWAS-1793
6.3.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
28.2.1809Capture of the Proserpine
28.2.1809Taken by La Pénélope (40) off Toulon
28.2.1809Taken by La Pauline (40) off Toulon


Notes on Ship



Amphion Class

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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