Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFlora ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor John NowlanBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1814BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 1"Imperial Feet41.7583 
Length of Keel113' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet34.4488 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5919 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Burthen881 4794Tons BM 


15.8.1782Broadside Weight = 345 Imperial Pound ( 156.4578 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

7.1801Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

3.1805Broadside Weight = 384 Imperial Pound ( 174.144 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.11.1778260Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

12.11.1782 - 16.4.1783Captain Robert Calder (1745-1818) ADM 6/22/539BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 8.1.1793Captain Francis Pickmore (d.1818) ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/248.1.1793 - 1795Captain Richard Grindall ADM 6/24/192BWAS-17146.1795 - 1.1799Captain Harry PowlettBWAS-17141.1799 - 10.1800Captain Josiah NisbetBWAS-17147.1801 - 5.1803Commander John MoncurBWAS-17143.1805 - 10.1807Captain James Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-171410.1807 - 11.1808Captain Thomas ManbyBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

10.1807 - 1808Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Edmund NagleBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

6.1795 - 6.1798First Lieutenant William Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:61630.12.1806 - 26.11.1811Lieutenant Christopher Crackenthorp Askew (1782-1848)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

17.3.1805 - 3.8.1806Master John BryceADM 29-116.8.1809 - 29.11.1809Master Francis PriorADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer

12.1807 - 5.1812Midshipman Edward AcklandNBD1849

1 Crewman

13.12.1782 - 6.4.1783Able Seaman Richard ColleyADM 29/8

Service History

9.11.1782Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
18.1.1783Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8742.17.11dBWAS-1714

Paid off

3.1790Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1790Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4550.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.2.1795Took the Brig Le Requin (12)
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
10.9.1797Took the Unrated Le Espion (16)
18.9.1797Took the Brig Espoir (6) in the Mediterranean
5.2.1798Took the Brig L'Antoine (16) BG
5.2.1798Took the Privateer L'Alout
27.2.1798Took the Schooner San Josef (6) being 40 leagues N. W. of Lisbon.BG
4.3.1798Took the Brig Victoria (14) off the Rock of Lisbon .BG
22.5.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
29.6.1800Took the Privateer Virgin del Carmen (2)
12.12.1800Paid offADM 51
1.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1801Delivered to the Transport boardBWAS-1714
36.5.1801Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Troop Ship
7.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £11146.0.0dBWAS-1714
18.4.1803Refitted as a 36 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
5.1803Returned to the Navy and paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
8.1804Began repairs at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1805Completed repairs at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
27.9.1805Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
29.10.1807Took the Privateer Le Requin
20.4.1808Sailed for the Davis StraitBWAS-1714
30.3.1809Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
17.5.1810Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
23.7.1812Paid offADM 51
1813In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1814Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714


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