Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Surveillante' (1802) (44)
First Commissioned1.5.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes
Ship ClassVirginie Class
Designed byJean Marguerite Tupinier (1779-1850)
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1814BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel126' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet38.4112 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,093 6094Tons BM 


5.1804Broadside Weight = 485 Imperial Pound ( 219.9475 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1804284 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

7.1804 - 9.1806CaptainJohn Bligh (1770-1831)BWAS-17933.1807 - 1812CaptainGeorge Ralph Collier (1774-1824)BWAS-17931812CaptainEdward TuckerBWAS-17931812 - 12.1813CaptainSir George Ralph Collier (1774-1824)BWAS-179330.7.1812 - 30.9.1812Acting CaptainRobert Bloye (d.1847)NBD184912.1813 - 8.1814CaptainRobert ElliottBWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers

1804 - 3.1805MidshipmanWilson Braddyll Bigland (1788-?)NBD18491810MidshipmanHerbert Ashton (d.1876)NBD1849

Service History

3.1806Took the Schooner Serpadon by boat in the San Juan river
9.1806Paid offBWAS-1793
9.1806Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford
28.4.1807Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford
22.1.1808Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
15.4.1809Sailed for LisbonBWAS-1793
30.10.1809Took the Brig-Corvette Le Milan (16) off UshantBG
3.12.1809Took the Privateer La Countess Laure (16) off Ushant
1810In the ChannelBWAS-1793
1.5.1811Took the Privateer La Créole (14) off Ushant on her first cruise from BordeauxBG
6.1812North coast of SpainBWAS-1793
27.4.1813Took the Schooner Tom (14) off Ushant
1.6.1813Took the Schooner Orders in Council (16) off Ushant
10.7.1813Reduction of San Sebastien
8.1814Paid off at Woolwich and broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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