Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1796BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Designed byJames GambierBWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 0"Imperial Feet43.2816 
Length of Keel123' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet37.4936 
Breadth36' 2"Imperial Feet10.9813 
Depth in Hold11' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen855 8094Tons BM 


9.1796Broadside Weight = 270 Imperial Pound ( 122.445 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers

9.1796 - 1800CaptainJohn Gore (1772-1836)BWAS-17931801 - 4.1802CaptainRobert Lewis FitzgeraldBWAS-17937.1803 - 1809CommanderWilliam CashmanBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

29.8.1803 - 1.4.1808LieutenantJames Brockman (d.1845)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers

2.1797 - 1797MidshipmanGeorge BarnardNBD184911.1799 - 12.2.1802MidshipmanAlexander BorthwickNBD184924.7.1800 - 24.4.1801Master's MateThe Hon. William Cathcart (1782-1804)B125

Service History

6.9.1796Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.10.1796Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1797Took the Cutter Le Difficile (18) in the ChannelBG
3.6.1797Took the Privateer La Rosée (14) in the Channel
11.8.1797Action of 1797-08-11
14.10.1797Took the Privateer Le Furet (4) near Ile Bas
11.1797Took the Brigantine La Jeune Emilie (10) in the Channel
11.1797Took the Cutter Le Recovery in the Channel
12.1797Took the Privateer La Hélène in the Channel
28.9.1798Took the Schooner L'Araignée (5) in a heavy gale of windBG
10.12.1798Took the Brig L'Impromptu (14)
11.12.1798Took the Brig La Rosée (14) TNC
5.1.1799Took the Brig Name Unknown (14) TNC
29.1.1799Took the Brig L'Aimable Victoire (18) in the ChannelTNC

Sailed from Plymouth for Africa


Sailed from Plymouth


Sailed from Plymouth with dispatches

13.9.1799Took the Lugger Le Saint Jacques (6)
15.10.1799Capture of Spanish Treasure Ships
17.10.1799Took the Frigate Santa Brigida (34) off Cape Finisterre
10.2.1800Took the Brig Vedette (14) in the East Indies
10.2.1800Took the Brig Vedette (14) near Black Rocks
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1803Recommissioned as a guard ship at WaterfordBWAS-1793
7.1803Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
8.1810fitting as a Guardship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical

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