Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArtois ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Edward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up to Rebuild10.2.1805BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Clyde' (1806) (38)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel122' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet37.2047 
Breadth39' 3 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen1,002 3494Tons BM 


26.3.1796Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.3.1793270Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

4.1796 - 6.1802Captain Charles Cunningham (d.1834)BWAS-17936.1802 - 1804Captain John LarmourBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

4.1802 - 1.1803First Lieutenant William Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:616

2 Petty Officers

6.1796 - 7.1802Midshipman Christopher BellNBD18491.1800 - 1.1803Midshipman Edward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)NBD1849

1 Crewman

1.1.1801 - 10.18013rd Class Boy Charles Beales (1788-1860)NBD1849

Service History

26.3.1796Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
21.6.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
13.12.1797Took the Brig Le Succès in the Channel
15.12.1797Took the Privateer La Dorade (12) in the ChannelBG
10.1.1799Took the Schooner L'Air BG
13.1.1799Took the Brig Le Bon Ordre (16) in the ChannelBG
20.8.1799Took the Frigate La Vestale (32) off Rochefort
6.1802In the North SeaBWAS-1793
10.2.1805Hauled onto a slip at Woolwich to be rebuiltBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 12th of August 2012 19:31

20 Aug 1800 Spanish Veloz 4 taken by Clyde 38 captain Sir Charles Cunningham, in the Channel

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