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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.12.1790BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1792BWAS-1793
Launched12.7.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPallas ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas PollardBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1765-1799
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck135' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet41.1671 
Length of Keel113' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet34.4583 
Breadth36' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet10.9919 
Depth in Hold12' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Burthen791 394Tons BM 

Armament


12.7.1794Broadside Weight = 348 Imperial Pound ( 157.818 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1791257Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1794 - 9.7.1795Captain
William CayleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1795
Transfered ADM 6/25/63
BWAS-1793
7.1795 - 3.1797Captain
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1830
BWAS-1793
3.1797 - 4.1799Captain
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1825
BWAS-1793
4.1799 - 1801Captain
Philip WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
BWAS-1793
1801 - 1802Captain
Charles WemyssBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1802
BWAS-1793
1802Captain
Charles StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1806
BWAS-1793
4.1803 - 8.1809Captain
Lucius Ferdinand HardymanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1734
BWAS-1793
8.1809 - 4.1811Captain
Alexander Robert KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1793
4.1811 - 1814Captain
George Burgoyne SaltBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1793
1814Captain
Samuel George PechellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1826
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1805 - 1806Lieutenant
Henry BourchierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
NBD1849
25.8.1809 - 6.10.1814First Lieutenant
Herbert CaigerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1827
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1794 - 10.7.1795Master
David SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1798
ADM 29-1
12.7.1795 - 4.12.1801Master
Thomas QuayleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1801
ADM 29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1796 - 1.1797Midshipman
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849
1798Midshipman
Richard BluettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1816
NBD1849
7.1805 - 5.1808Midshipman
Henry BirdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
1.5.1811 - 7.10.1814Midshipman
Charles George ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1844
NBD1849

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.7.1795 - 9.1.1803Able Seaman
James CousinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1795-1817
ADM 29/8
8.1803 - 7.18051st Class Volunteer
Henry BirdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849
24.11.1804 - 18092nd Class Volunteer
William BoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1817
NBD1849
1.5.1810 - 18101st Class Volunteer
Gustavus Spicker BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1831
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.7.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.10.1794Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
25.8.1795Taken by
Komeet (18) 1789-1795
Dutch 18 Gun
Unrated Brig
off Ireland

7.1.1796Took the Flûte
La Ville de Lorient (28) 1793-1796
French 28 Gun
5th Rate Flûte

8.6.1796Action of 1796-06-08
8.6.1796Took the Frigate
Tribune (32) 1793-1796
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1794 Renamed "Tribune"
off Waterford

21.10.1796Took the Privateer
L'Entreprise (6) 1796-1796
French 6 Gun
Privateer
in the Irish Sea

11.1.1797Took the Privateer
L'Éclair (18) 1797-1797
French 18 Gun
Privateer
in the Channel

2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads
6.5.1805Took the Privateer
Le Tape-a-Bord 1805-1805
French Privateer
taken by boats off San Domingo

3.2.1810Took the Privateer
Le Gascon (16) 1809-1810
French 16 Gun
Privateer
BG
12.4.1810Took the Frigate
L'Espérance (24) 1808-1810
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
off the Ile de Rhe

30.3.1813Took the Privateer
La Miquelonnaise (18) 1812-1813
French 18 Gun
Privateer
in latitude 48 deg. 30 min. N. and longitude 6 deg. 30 min. W.
BG
4.1813Took the Schooner
L'Hébé (2) 1812-1813
French 2 Gun
Privateer Schooner


 

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