Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMaidstone ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas PollardBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck135' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet41.1544 
Length of Keel112' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet34.144 
Breadth36' 8"Imperial Feet11.0067 
Depth in Hold12' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Draught Forward8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Aft12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen803 8394Tons BM 


9.2.1796Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.2.1795240Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

2.1796 - 4.1799Captain Alexander Fraser (d.1829)BWAS-17934.1799 - 1.1.1801Captain Charles Dudley PaterBWAS-17931.1.1801 - 1801Captain Jonas RoseBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

6.3.1796 - 26.6.1796Lieutenant Francis William Austen (1774-1865) ADM 196/3/2ADM 196

1 Petty Officer

7.1799 - 4.1802Midshipman William Baker Strugnell (1788-1850)NBD1849

1 Crewman

16.4.1796 - 2.4.1797Landman John KingdonNAO

Service History

9.2.1796Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
29.3.1796Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.12.1797Took the Privateer La Mouche (16) BWAS-1793
2.2.1798Took the Privateer Le Duguay Trouin (24) off Cape Clear BWAS-1793
23.6.1798Took the Privateer La Julie (18) ref:743

Sailed from Plymouth bound for Cork.

15.1.1799Took the Ship Le Grand Indien (20) BWAS-1793
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
5.1802Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793


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