Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Volontaire' (1796) (40)
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony
Ship ClassVirginie Class
Designed byJean Marguerite Tupinier (1779-1850)
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up2.1816BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck151' 9"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel127' 1 ⅜"Imperial Feet38.7191 
Breadth40' 0 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,084 894Tons BM 


9.1807Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

7 Commanding Officers

3.1806 - 10.1806CommanderJocelyn PercyBWAS-179310.1806 - 7.1807CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1777-1839)BWAS-17937.9.1807 - 31.12.1810CaptainCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD18491811CaptainJoseph NourseBWAS-17931811 - 10.1813CaptainGranville George Waldegrave (1786-1857)BWAS-17931.1.1811 - 8.2.1811CaptainAbel FerrisNAO10.1813 - 1814LieutenantJohn ShawBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers

1809 - 1.11.1809LieutenantDalhousie Tait (d.1809)TRN51.11.1809LieutenantJames Ashley MaudeRNB18231.11.1809LieutenantSamuel SisonRNB18232.2.1813 - 7.1814LieutenantEdwin Ludlow RichNBD1849

10 Petty Officers

10.3.1806 - 7.1806MidshipmanAlexander BoyterNBD18499.1806 - 9.1813Master's MateSir John BannatyneNBD18491808 - 16.5.1811MidshipmanBenjamin Aplin (1791-1860)NBD18491.11.1809MidshipmanRichard Stephens HarnessRNB18231.11.1809Master's MateThomas RandallRNB18231.11.1809Quarter GunnerThomas Harrison (d.1809)BG1.11.1809MidshipmanJohn ArmsteadRNB18231.11.1809MidshipmanHenry John LeekeRNB18231810 - 1812MidshipmanJohn Adams (d.1866)NBD18496.3.1813 - 12.1815MidshipmanWilliam BarwellNBD1849

2 Crewmen

1.11.1809Ordinary SeamanThomas SuttonBG31.5.1811 - 6.3.18131st Class VolunteerWilliam BarwellNBD1849

3 Marines

1.11.1809Lieutenant of MarinesWilliam BurtonRNB18231.11.1809PrivateRobert GrantBG1.11.1809Lieutenant of MarinesDuncan CampbellRNB1823

Service History

13.6.1807Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
18.11.1807Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
16.4.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
31.10.1809Action in Rosas Bay
29.4.1811Action of 1811-04-29
29.4.1812Boat action in the Rhone
30.3.1813Action of 1813-03-30
2.1816Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-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
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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