Jewel -> 1809 Alcmene

Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Topaze' (1805) (40)
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes NNF-1800
Ship ClassGloire ClassNNF-1800
Designed byPierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)NNF-1800
ConstructorMathurin CrucyNNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up2.1816BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck156' 1"Imperial Feet47.5493 
Length of Keel129' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet39.3256 
Breadth40' 6 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen1,131 9094Tons BM 


1.1811Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

5 Commanding Officers

18.1.1809 - 1810CaptainJames William King (d.1848)BWAS-17931810CaptainWilliam MaudeBWAS-17931.1811 - 2.1814CaptainEdwards Lloyd GrahamBWAS-17932.1814 - 7.1814CaptainJeremiah Coghlan (1775-1844)BWAS-17937.1814 - 1815CaptainCharles GillBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

8.11.1814 - 10.1815LieutenantWilliam Francis BondNBD18494.1815 - 11.1815LieutenantWilliam Case Burbidge (1789-?)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers

1810 - 2.1815MidshipmanJames Richard Auchinleck (1791-1870)NBD184912.1810 - 2.1814MidshipmanCheesman Henry BinsteadNBD1849

Service History

25.5.1809Renamed AlcmeneBWAS-1793
14.4.1810Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
12.1810Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1811Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
17.6.1811Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
17.2.1812Took the Privateer La Fortune (33) off Cagliari
8.6.1813Took the Unrated L'Aigle (18)
23.12.1813Took the Schooner La Flèche (12)
1814In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1816Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1800Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1800 A 1815Alain DemerliacBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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