Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor John ToveryBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up2.1823BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 0"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel119' 6"Imperial Feet36.2792 
Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen925 8794Tons BM 


24.2.1796Broadside Weight = 407 Imperial Pound ( 184.5745 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1794264Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders

3.1796 - 9.1796Captain Edward BowaterBWAS-17939.1796Captain John Gore (1772-1836)BWAS-17939.1796 - 10.1797Captain Edward BowaterBWAS-179310.1797 - 12.6.1798Captain Richard Bagot (d.1798)BWAS-179312.6.1798 - 10.1800Captain Robert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-179310.1800 - 1.1802CaptainSir Edward Joseph Hamilton (1772-1851)BWAS-17932.1802 - 7.1802Captain Charles Brisbane (1769-1829)BWAS-17937.1802 - 1803Captain Isaac WolleyBWAS-17931803 - 6.1803Captain James Katon (1770-1845)BWAS-179310.1803 - 1810Commander Walter Grossett (d.1847)BWAS-17931811 - 12.1813Commander Thomas Young (1784-1831)BWAS-179312.1813 - 1815Commander George Ourry LempriereBWAS-1793

6 Flag Officers

1803 - 1804Admiral of the Blue Alan Gardner (1742-1809)BWAS-17931805Rear-Admiral of the White William O'Bryen Drury (d.1811)BWAS-17931806Admiral of the WhiteLord Alan Gardner (1st Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter) (1742-1809)BWAS-17931807 - 1810Vice-Admiral of the White James Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849)BWAS-17931811 - 1812Vice-Admiral of the Red Edward Thornbrough (1754-1834)BWAS-17931814 - 1815Vice-Admiral of the Blue Herbert Sawyer (d.1833)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

1808Lieutenant Nicholas Alexander (1789-1852)NBD184914.1.1818 - 14.11.1818Lieutenant John Franklin (1786-1848)NAO

2 Warrant Officers

24.6.1796 - 30.1.1797Master Charles ThompsonADM 29-111.9.1798 - 1800Master Flowers Beckett (1779-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1.1802 - 1803Midshipman Edward Boxer (1784-?)NBD1849

Service History

27.6.1797Took the Privateer Le Poisson Volant (14) off YarmouthBG
11.1797Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
2.1799Took the Privateer Peñada (14)
20.4.1801Took the Privateer Le Renard (10)
13.2.1802Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
6.1803Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
6.1803Began fitting as an Hospital Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1803Completed fitting as an Hospital Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793


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