Nominal Guns34BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Renommée' (1794) (32)
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony
Ship ClassGalatée Class
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1810BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck140' 6 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel119' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet36.2871 
Breadth38' 1 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold11' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen923 294Tons BM 


8.1797Broadside Weight = 389 Imperial Pound ( 176.4115 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

6 Commanding Officers

12.7.1796 - 1797LieutenantJohn RichardsBWAS-17938.1797 - 9.1799CaptainRobert RollesBWAS-17939.1799CaptainWilliam SandersonBWAS-179318.3.1800 - 1801CommanderJames Nasmyth Marshall (d.1830)BWAS-17931801CommanderPeter McKellarBWAS-17931.1805 - 1807CaptainSir Thomas LivingstonBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

1797 - 1800MasterArchibald Black (1770-1852)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers

12.1796 - 1799MidshipmanGeorge William BrownNBD18493.1797 - 9.1799MidshipmanJohn Thomas Young (1782-1848)NBD1849

Service History

9.1797Took the Privateer Name Unknown (6)
6.1798Took the Privateer La Triomphante (6)
2.1799Took the Privateer Neptune (4)
2.8.1799Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
9.1799Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1800Began fitting as a Troopship at UnknownBWAS-1793
2.1800Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
3.1800Completed fitting as a TroopshipBWAS-1793
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1793
1801Paid offBWAS-1793
9.1804Began repairs at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
1.1805Refitted as a 34 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
1.1805Completed repairs at Blackwall - London at a cost of £8283.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1805Began fitting at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
3.1805Completed fitting at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
17.7.1805Action off Calais
1806Took the Unrated Gigonta (5) cut out from Vieja
3.4.1806In company with Nautilus (18) chased away from off Cartagena by two Spanish ships of the line and a frigate, covering the Spanish brig Vigilante (18) , 18, and a small convoyTRN5
4.4.1806Took the Brig Vigilante (18) under a battery on Punta del Corralete
4.5.1806Took the Schooner Giganta (5) by boats from the harbour of Vieja, near Cartagena
21.10.1806Boats carried off two small coasters from Puerto Colon, in Majorca, and destroying a tartanTRN5
22.10.1806Boats captured and carried off a coaster from Puerto Colon, in MajorcaTRN5
6.11.1807Boats with those of theGrasshopper (16) cut out a French and a Spanish merchantman which were lying under the Torre de Estacion, near Cartagena. As soon as the vessels had been carried, they were unhappily swept ashore by the current, just under the tower, in a position where the Spanish guns could bear upon them. Two of the British, and several of the prisoners, were wounded before it was decided to abandon the prizesTRN5
11.12.1807Took the Brig San Josef (12) off Cape Palos


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