Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1792/03BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John HenslowBWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas PollardBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck135' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet41.1544
Length of Keel113' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet34.4456
Breadth36' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet10.9919
Depth in Hold12' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767
Burthen792 4694Tons BM


1794/06/28Broadside Weight = 348 Imperial Pound ( 157.818 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1791/07257Design Complement 


1794/071800/03CaptainJoseph Sydney YorkeBWAS-1793
1800/031800/09/06CaptainRobert WinthropBWAS-1793

Warrant Officers

1793/04/011795/02/09GunnerWilliam Russellref:866

Petty Officers

1797/06/211800/09/06MidshipmanAlexander HillsNAO
18001800/09/06MidshipmanWilliam Henry ShirreffNBD1849


1796/09/221797/06/201st Class VolunteerAlexander HillsNAO

Service History

DateEvent Source
1794/06/28Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1794/08/16Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1795On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
1795/08/22Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Alliantie in the North Sea 
1795/08/22Action of 1795-08-22 
1797/02/21Destroyed the L'Hirondelle off SicilyBWAS-1793
1797/02/21Took the Privateer L'Appocrate off Sicily 
1797/09/30Destroyed the Le Cocyte off PlymouthBWAS-1793
1797/10/07Took the Privateer La Découverte in the Channel 
1798/11/20Took the Sixth Rate Corvette L'Hirondelle in the Channel 
1798/12/06Took the Privateer Brig La Ressource BG

Sailed from Plymouth for Spithead

1799/10/19Took the Privateer Corvette L'Heureuse  
1800/08At FerrolBWAS-1793
1800/08/25Attack on Ferrol 
1800/09/06Wrecked in a storm in Vigo BayBWAS-1793
1800/09/07Wreck burntBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:866 ADM 29/1 Admiralty, Warrant Officers, Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 16th of January 2017 20:09

6 Sep 1800 Milbrook16, Schooner was reported to have saved a great many of the crew of the Stag32 Captain Robert Winthrop wrecked in a gale in Vigo Bay.

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