Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Psyche' (1804) (36)
ShipyardNantes - Brittany BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck138' 6"Imperial Feet42.0664 
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth36' 10 ⅛"Imperial Feet10.976 
Depth in Hold10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen846 2294Imperial Feet0.0059 


1805Broadside Weight = 240 Imperial Pound ( 108.84 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

4 Commanding Officers

8.1804 - 1806Commander William WooldridgeBWAS-17931807 - 1808Commander Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds PellewBWAS-17931809 - 1812Captain John Edgcumbe (d.1838)BWAS-17931812Captain Robert Worgan George FestingBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

28.5.1807 - 13.10.1807Lieutenant James John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD18498.1807 - 9.1807Acting Lieutenant John George Aplin (1790-1861)NBD1849

Service History

14.2.1805Taken by the San Fiorenzo on the Malabar CoastBWAS-1793
31.8.1807Destroyed a schooner and brig at SamarangBWAS-1793
1.9.1807Took the Sloop Scipio (20) off Java
1.9.1807Took the Corvette Scipio (18) off Java
29.11.1810Capture of Mauritius
5.1811Java operationsBWAS-1793
1812Sold at FerrolBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim oakley on Tuesday 5th of June 2012 21:13

Aug 1807 Psyche 38 captain Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds Pellew and Caroline 36 Captain Peter Rainier sights Dutch Pluto 68 and Revolutie 68 layed-up probably unserviceable in the Surabaya River, East Java

Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 1st of June 2012 19:12

1 Sept 1807 Dutch Scipio 20 sloop and an armed merchantman pursued by Psyche 36 captain Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds Pellew, run aground then taken and escorted to Madras and added

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