Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer frigate 'Le 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 
Moulded Breadth34' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet10.3791 
Breadth35' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet10.6839 
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 - 19.6.1812CaptainEdward Rushworth (d.1812)BWAS-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
8.4.1805Took the Schooner La Désirée (14) in sight of the Island of BarbadoesBG
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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