Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal 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 Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement 


1781/091783/06CaptainWilliam CarlyonBWAS-1714
1790/071794/08CaptainJohn ManleyBWAS-1714
17951796/08CaptainGraham MooreBWAS-1714
1796/081801CaptainThomas Le Marchant GosselinBWAS-1714
18011802CaptainJoshua Sydney HortonBWAS-1714
1802/04/281802/10CaptainJohn Wentworth LoringBWAS-1714
1812/111813CaptainEdward WoolcombeBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

17931793/03/21LieutenantJohn WesternTNC
1802/06/23UnknownActing LieutenantRichard Israel AlleynNBD1849

Warrant Officers

1779/06/101781/02/10BoatswainDavid Ogilvieref:866
1782/10/081783/09MasterJohn Fryerref:866

Petty Officers

1791/091794/08MidshipmanFrederick Whitworth William AylmerEWIKI
1801/08/011802/04/30Quarter GunnerGeorge CoulbertPMD
1802/05/011802/10/13Quartermaster's MateGeorge CoulbertPMD


1783/03/011783/04/09Able SeamanHenry William Bayntunref:616
1790/11/241791/091st Class VolunteerFrederick Whitworth William AylmerNBD1849
1797/08/221798/01/28Able SeamanGeorge CoulbertPMD
1798/02/121800/02/19Able SeamanGeorge CoulbertPMD
1800/04/031801/07/31Able SeamanGeorge CoulbertPMD

Service History

DateEvent Source
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  
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
1805/06Re-classed 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
ref:866 ADM 29/1 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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