Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.1793BWAS-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 Up11.1830BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel103' 11 ⅝"Imperial Feet31.4103 
Breadth35' 1 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen682 494Tons BM 


17.12.1785Broadside 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

12 Ship Commanders

22.11.1790Captain William Hargood (1762-1839) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2426.8.1793 - 9.1794Captain Sampson Edwards (1745-1840) ADM 6/24/263BWAS-17149.1794 - 24.7.1797Captain Richard Bowen (1761-1797)BWAS-171426.7.1797 - 1801Captain William Hall Gage (1777-1864)BWAS-17141801 - 1803Captain John MackellarBWAS-17141804 - 4.1805Captain Walter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-171410.4.1805 - 1806Captain Henry Lambert (d.1813)BWAS-17141806 - 7.1806Commander Joseph Bradby Bogue (d.1806)BWAS-17147.1806 - 1807Captain William James LyeBWAS-17141807 - 8.1807Lieutenant Augustus Leveson Rogers Collins (1782-1808)BWAS-17148.1807 - 28.12.1807Lieutenant William WellsBWAS-17141808 - 1809Captain William Augustus MontaguBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

1797 - 24.7.1797Lieutenant George Thorp (1777-1797)TRN4

3 Petty Officers

1797 - 1.1800Midshipman William Love Paterson (1781-1856) TransferedNBD18491799Midshipman Joseph Bazalgette (1783-1849)NBD18491803 - 8.1807Midshipman John George Aplin (1790-1861)NBD1849

1 Crewman

6.10.1796 - 1797Volunteer William Love Paterson (1781-1856)NBD1849

Service History

17.12.1785building at Mistleythorne - Essex at a cost of £8295.18.3dBWAS-1714
31.1.1786Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1786Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4025.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began repairs at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed repairs at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £2979.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.10.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5833.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.12.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.8.1794Took the Privateer La Montague
1795In the North SeaBWAS-1714
22.2.1796Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.10.1796Terpsichore vs Mahonesa
13.10.1796Took the Frigate Mahonesa (34) off Cap de Gata, near Malaga
13.12.1796Terpsichore vs Vestale
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
1.3.1797Terpsichore vs Santissima Trinidad
24.7.1797Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1798Blockade of MaltaBWAS-1714
23.6.1799Took the Unrated San Antonio (14)
21.6.1801Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
27.8.1804Took the Privateer Le Zéphyr
10.7.1807Took the Brig-Corvette Le Jaseur (12)
15.3.1808Terpsichore vs Sémillante
1809Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1714
12.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1811Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1812In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
1814In ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1816In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
11.1830Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


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