Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBideford - Devon BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRichard ChapmanBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 2 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel98' 9"Imperial Feet29.899 
Breadth31' 9"Imperial Feet9.6774 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Forward8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen529 4794Tons BM 


5.1807Broadside Weight = 430 Imperial Pound ( 195.005 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck22 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

9 Commanding Officers

7.1805 - 2.1810CaptainPhilip Lewis J Rosenhagen (d.1813)BWAS-17932.1810 - 2.1812CaptainPhipps Hornby (1785-1867)BWAS-17932.1812 - 4.1812CaptainArthur Batt Bingham (d.1830)BWAS-17934.1812 - 1813CaptainDonald Hugh MackayBWAS-17931813 - 2.1814CaptainSamuel LeslieBWAS-17931814 - 4.2.1814Acting CaptainJohn Allen (1789-1857)NBD18492.1814 - 3.1814CaptainJoseph Drury (d.1835)BWAS-17933.1814 - 4.1814CaptainCharles Biddulph (d.1815)BWAS-17931816 - 1.1818CaptainJohn Bartholomwe Hoar CurranBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

1810 - 1811LieutenantWilliam WolrigeTRN513.3.1812 - 1814First LieutenantJohn Allen (1789-1857)NBD18496.10.1830 - 25.10.1833LieutenantFrederick Blair (1809-1848)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1810 - 13.3.1811MidshipmanJohn GeorgeTRN5

Service History

11.7.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.9.1807Completed at PlymouthBWAS-1793
8.9.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.10.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.10.1807Took the Cutter Succès (10) in the Mediterranean
6.11.1807Took the cutter Succes (10) in the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
28.7.1808Took La Requin (16) off CorsicaBWAS-1793
28.7.1808Took the Brig-Corvette Le Requin (16) off Corsica
6.9.1809Took L'Annunciate (2)BWAS-1793
6.9.1809Took the Privateer L'Annunciate (2)
20.9.1809Took the privateer La Jason (6)BWAS-1793
20.9.1809Took the Privateer Le Jason (6)
13.3.1811Had 13 killed and 33 wounded at the Battle of LissaBWAS-1793
13.3.1811Battle of Lissa
1812Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1.1818Returned to the UK and paid offBWAS-1793
29.1.1818Sold to Mr Lackland for £1,600. became the merchant vessel RochesterBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

At the Battle of Lissa the Volage had one midshipman, John George, 10 seamen, and two private marines killed, one lieutenant of marines William Stephens Knapman, 27 seamen, and four private marines wounded; total, 13 killed and 33 wounded.


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 2nd of June 2012 19:18

Cy the Succes 10 cutter does not appear in your list of vessels, I have it as French but no more information than you have.
PS. I like the improvments

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