Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1781/02BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJames BettsBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Broken Up1822/09BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel103' 10"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Breadth35' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen679 894Tons BM 


1782/09/24Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1781/09 - 1783/06CaptainWilliam CarlyonBWAS-17141790/07 - 1794/08CaptainJohn ManleyBWAS-17141795 - 1796/08CaptainGraham MooreBWAS-17141796/08 - 1801CaptainThomas Le Marchant GosselinBWAS-17141801 - 1802CaptainJoshua Sydney HortonBWAS-17141802/04/28 - 1802/10CaptainJohn Wentworth LoringBWAS-17141812/11 - 1813CaptainEdward WoolcombeBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1793 - 1793/03/21LieutenantJohn WesternTNC1802/06/23 - 1802Acting LieutenantRichard Israel AlleynNBD1849

Warrant Officers

1779/06/10 - 1781/02/10BoatswainDavid OgilvieADM29-11782/10/08 - 1783/09MasterJohn Fryer1793/02/01 - 1794/08/30MasterRobert BlackADM29-1

Petty Officers

1791/09 - 1794/08MidshipmanFrederick Whitworth William AylmerEWIKI1801/08/01 - 1802/04/30Quarter GunnerGeorge CoulbertPMD1802/05/01 - 1802/10/13Quartermaster's MateGeorge CoulbertPMD


1783/03/01 - 1783/04/09Able SeamanHenry William Bayntunref:6161790/11/24 - 1791/091st Class VolunteerFrederick Whitworth William AylmerNBD18491797/08/22 - 1798/01/28Able SeamanGeorge CoulbertPMD1798/02/12 - 1800/02/19Able SeamanGeorge CoulbertPMD1800/04/03 - 1801/07/31Able SeamanGeorge CoulbertPMD

Service History

1782/10/23Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1782/12/16Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6937.0.0dBWAS-1714
1783/06Paid offBWAS-1714
1783/10fitting at Plymouth at a cost of £234.9.10dBWAS-1714
1789/12Began middling repair at Plymouth BWAS-1714
1790/09Completed middling repair at Plymouth at a cost of £7038.0.0dBWAS-1714
1791/09Paid off and then recommissionedBWAS-1714
1791/09Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1791/10Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £2161.0.0dBWAS-1714
1793/06/13Took the Privateer Corvette Le Robert (16)
1795/05/09Action in Carteret Bay
1797/02/02Took the Privateer Cutter Le Sans Peur off Cherbourg
1797/11Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1798/02Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £9170.0.0dBWAS-1714
1798/03Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1799/08/11Surrender of Surinam
1799/10Occupation of SurinamBWAS-1714
1800/12Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1802/10Paid offBWAS-1714
1805/06Refitted as a Unrated Lazarette
1805/11fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1806Lazarette at MilfordBWAS-1714
1812/11Sailed to North America but later returned to MilfordBWAS-1714
1822/09Broken up at PembrokeBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
PMD Private manuscript documents Book
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook

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Posted by Robert Boon on Thursday 23rd of February 2017 13:35

The following individual received a clasp to the GSM for a successful attack by the boats of the Syren on the French trenches before Williamstadt on 15 March 1793:

Aylmer, Hon. Frederick Volunteer

ADM 171/8

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