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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.4.1809BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1810BWAS-1793
Launched25.7.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardMilford Dockyard - Milford Haven BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam StoneBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up2.10.1837BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 4"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel125' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet38.1222 
Breadth40' 0 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward11' 3"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft14' 9"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,072 3394Tons BM 

Armament


25.7.1812Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1812 - 6.1814Captain Thomas John Cochrane (1789-1872)BWAS-17936.1814 - 9.1815CaptainGeorge William Henry KnightBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
9.8.1812Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.12.1812Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
19.12.1812Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
16.1.1813Took the Privateer Decatur (12)
1.5.1815Took the Schooner Yankee Lass (9)
9.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
5.1822Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1822Moved to CorkBWAS-1793
6.1822Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.10.1837Sold at Cork for £2,010BWAS-1793

 

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