Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor James BettsBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1822BWAS-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 


24.9.1782Broadside 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

7 Ship Commanders

24.9.1782 - 6.1783Captain William Carlyon (c.1750-?) ADM 6/22/520BWAS-171421.7.1790 - 17.9.1791Captain John Manley ADM 6/24/52BWAS-17148.7.1794 - 8.1796Captain Graham Moore (1764-1843) ADM 6/25/58BWAS-17148.1796 - 1801Captain Thomas Le Marchant Gosselin (1765-1857)BWAS-17141801 - 1802Captain Joshua Sydney HortonBWAS-171428.4.1802 - 10.1802Captain John Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)BWAS-171411.1812 - 1813Captain Edward WoolcombeBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

1793 - 21.3.1793Lieutenant John Western (1771-1793)TNC23.6.1802 - 1802Acting Lieutenant Richard Israel Alleyn (1782-1866)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers

10.6.1779 - 10.2.1781Boatswain David OgilvieADM 29-18.10.1782 - 9.1783Master John Fryer (1752-1817)1.2.1793 - 30.8.1794Master Robert BlackADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers

9.1791 - 8.1794Midshipman Frederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)E-WIKI1.8.1801 - 30.4.1802Quarter Gunner George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD1.5.1802 - 13.10.1802Quartermaster's Mate George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

5 Crewmen

1.3.1783 - 9.4.1783Able Seaman Henry William Bayntun (1766-1840)ref:61624.11.1790 - 9.17911st Class Volunteer Frederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)NBD184922.8.1797 - 28.1.1798Able Seaman George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD12.2.1798 - 19.2.1800Able Seaman George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD3.4.1800 - 31.7.1801Able Seaman George Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

Service History

23.10.1782Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
16.12.1782Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6937.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1783fitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £234.9.10dBWAS-1714
12.1789Began middling repair at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
9.1790Completed middling repair at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £7038.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid off and then recommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1791Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1791Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2161.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.6.1793Took the Corvette Le Robert (16)
9.5.1795Action in Carteret Bay
2.2.1797Took the Cutter Le Sans Peur off Cherbourg
11.1797Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1798Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9170.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1798Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
10.1799Occupation of SurinamBWAS-1714
12.1800Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1805Refitted as a Unrated Lazarette
11.1805fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1806Lazarette at MilfordBWAS-1714
11.1812Sailed to North America but later returned to MilfordBWAS-1714
9.1822Broken up at PembrokeBWAS-1714


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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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