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 byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn 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 Commanding Officers

3.1796 - 9.1796CaptainEdward BowaterBWAS-17939.1796CaptainJohn Gore (1772-1836)BWAS-17939.1796 - 10.1797CaptainEdward BowaterBWAS-179310.1797 - 12.6.1798CaptainRichard Bagot (d.1798)BWAS-179312.6.1798 - 10.1800CaptainRobert Waller Otway (1770-1846)BWAS-179310.1800 - 1.1802CaptainSir Edward Joseph Hamilton (1772-1851)BWAS-17932.1802 - 7.1802CaptainCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)BWAS-17937.1802 - 1803CaptainIsaac WolleyBWAS-17931803 - 6.1803CaptainJames Katon (1770-1845)BWAS-179310.1803 - 1810CommanderWalter Grossett (d.1847)BWAS-17931811 - 12.1813CommanderThomas Young (1784-1831)BWAS-179312.1813 - 1815CommanderGeorge Ourry LempriereBWAS-1793

6 Flag Officers

1803 - 1804Admiral of the BlueAlan Gardner (1742-1809)BWAS-17931805Rear-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam 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 WhiteJames Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849)BWAS-17931811 - 1812Vice-Admiral of the RedEdward Thornbrough (1754-1834)BWAS-17931814 - 1815Vice-Admiral of the BlueHerbert Sawyer (d.1833)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

1808LieutenantNicholas Alexander (1789-1852)NBD184914.1.1818 - 14.11.1818LieutenantJohn Franklin (1786-1848)NAO

2 Warrant Officers

24.6.1796 - 30.1.1797MasterCharles ThompsonADM29-111.9.1798 - 1800MasterFlowers Beckett (1779-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1.1802 - 1803MidshipmanEdward 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


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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