Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Chiffone' (1799) (38)
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes EWIKI
Ship ClassHeureuse Class
Designed byPierre Degay (1758-1819)EWIKI
ConstructorAntoine CrucyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 1"Imperial Feet43.8918 
Length of Keel120' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet36.5824 
Breadth37' 11"Imperial Feet11.2812 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen921 6094Tons BM 


1802Broadside Weight = 366 Imperial Pound ( 165.981 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1802264 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers

1802 - 1803CaptainHenry StuartBWAS-17935.1803 - 10.1803CaptainCharles Adam (1780-1853)ODNB10.1803 - 1805CaptainCharles Adam (1780-1853)ODNB5.1806 - 8.1811CaptainJohn WainwrightBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

1805 - 1806Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Child PurvisBWAS-1793

1 Crewman

26.5.1803 - 18061st Class VolunteerJohn BowdenNBD1849

Service History

3.3.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
17.6.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.6.1805Action of 1805-06-10
1806Blockade of CadizBWAS-1793
31.5.1808Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
13.11.1809Actions in the Persian Gulf
8.1811Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1812repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1813In OrdinaryBWAS-1793
1.9.1814Sold at Portsmouth for £1,700BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Cy on Sunday 24th of March 2019 20:18

Arthur Lysaght was not officially commissioned lieutenant until 3rd August 1802, so this must have been an acting position.
There is no record of a W. Mouat(t) ever being commissioned. However there is a William Mowatt commissioned 21st March 1803.
Where are these from?

Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 24th of March 2019 20:05

24 Apr 1802 Mr. A. Lysaght, Midshipman of the Suffolk, to be Lieutenant of La Chiffone.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 24th of March 2019 19:19

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Mr. W. Mouatt, Midshipman of the Fox, to be Lieutenant of La Chiffone.

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