Nominal Guns38B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Virginie' (1794) (40)
First Commissioned8.1796B028
ShipyardBrest - Brittany BWAS-1793
Designed by Jacques-Noël Sané (1740-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold for Break Up11.7.1827BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet46.0439 
Length of Keel126' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet38.4112 
Breadth39' 10"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen1,065 6294Tons BM 


8.1796Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers

8.1796 - 8.1798Captain Anthony Hunt (d.1798)BWAS-179327.8.1798 - 2.1803Captain George Astle (d.1830)BWAS-17937.1803 - 8.1804Captain John Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-17939.1805 - 3.1810Captain Edward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

10.1797 - 1798Flag Lieutenant Richard Byron (1769-1837)ref:616

3 Petty Officers

1804 - 1805Midshipman James Bayly (1785-1857)NBD18491806 - 1810Master's Mate Edward BoldNBD18491806 - 3.1810Midshipman Francis BraceNBD1849

1 Crewman

31.7.1803 - 11.8.18041st Class Volunteer Henry Baker (d.1851)NBD1849

Service History

25.4.1796Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.11.1796Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £12660.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1797Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
26.4.1799Took the Unrated Braak (12) in the East Indies
26.4.1799Took the Unrated Helena (12) in the East Indies
26.4.1799Took the Unrated Helena Prau (8) in the East Indies
2.1803Returned home and paid offBWAS-1793
5.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1804Paid offBWAS-1793
11.1804Began repairs at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1793
8.1805Completed repairs at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £9176.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.4.1806Took the Schooner Vengador (14) in Lat. 46 Deg. 49 Min. N. Long. 10 Deg. 25 Min. W.BG
23.2.1807Sailed with a convoy to the West IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1807On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
28.9.1807Took the Privateer Le Jesus Maria Josef (14) on the Irish Station
19.5.1808Capture of the Gelderland
19.5.1808Took the Frigate Gelderland (32) in the North Sea
3.1810Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1811fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1811Placed in Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1817Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
8.7.1826Sold to Mr Freake for £3,050, but retained when the purchaser declared insaneBWAS-1793
11.7.1827Sold for breaking up for £2,310BWAS-1793


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