Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer frigate 'Brave' (1799) (32)
First Commissioned10.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck139' 8"Imperial Feet42.3724 
Length of Keel117' 6 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Breadth35' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet10.6839 
Moulded Breadth34' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet10.3791 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen775 4394Tons BM 


10.1804Broadside Weight = 234 Imperial Pound ( 106.119 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1804195 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers

10.1804 - 6.1805CaptainJoseph NourseBWAS-17935.1810 - 7.1811CaptainBrian HodgsonBWAS-17937.1811 - 6.1812CaptainEdward RushworthBWAS-17936.1812 - 27.9.1812CaptainThomas HuskissonBWAS-1793

Service History

5.1804Purchased by the inhabitants of Barbados and presented to the AdmiraltyBWAS-1793
10.1804Commissioned in the West IndiesBWAS-1793
17.10.1804Took the Privateer Le Napoléon (18) in the West Indies
11.1804Took the Privateer L'Heureux (10) in the West Indies
17.6.1805Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upBWAS-1793
5.1810Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
5.9.1810Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
23.11.1811Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
27.9.1812Wrecked on Sable Island, one man drownedBWAS-1793


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