Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPhoebe ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam CleverleyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 6"Imperial Feet43.2852 
Length of Keel118' 11"Imperial Feet35.9678 
Breadth38' 1"Imperial Feet11.5856 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Draught Forward10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen917 3794Tons BM 


31.8.1795Broadside Weight = 439 Imperial Pound ( 199.0865 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
29.5.1794264Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

9.1795 - 12.1800CaptainCharles Jones (d.1800)BWAS-179312.1800 - 5.1801CaptainJohn HallidayBWAS-17935.1801 - 1802CaptainCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)BWAS-17931802CaptainWilliam CumberlandBWAS-17932.1803 - 9.1803CaptainRichard Harrison PearsonBWAS-17939.1803 - 13.1.1805CaptainPatrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:616

4 Commissioned Officers

9.1797 - 10.1797LieutenantRichard Byron (1769-1837)ref:61619.5.1800 - 7.1801LieutenantWalter Burke (d.1801)TNC22.2.1801 - 19.6.1802LieutenantGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN1812 - 9.10.1813LieutenantGeorge Butler (1791-?)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers

1799 - 1.1802MidshipmanEdward Boxer (1784-?)NBD18495.1800 - 10.1802MidshipmanWilliam BroadwaterNBD18491812Master's MateJohn Everrest CabburnNBD1849

1 Crewman

1.7.1798 - 1799Able SeamanEdward Boxer (1784-?)NBD1849

Service History

6.1794Began building at Gravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
31.8.1795Completed building at Gravesend - Kent at a cost of £15080.0.0dBWAS-1793
31.8.1795Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
26.11.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £9076.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1.1796Took the Flûte La Ville de Lorient (28)
7.5.1796Took the Unrated La Cigne (14) off Scilly
22.7.1796Took the Corvette La Légère (18) off the Scilly Isles
15.7.1797Took the Privateer Le Duguay Trouin (22)
8.9.1797Took the Sixth Rate Le Fabius (20)
10.10.1797Took the Privateer La Brune (16)
26.8.1798Took the Privateer Derrepente
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
22.7.1801Took the Sixth Rate La Chevrette (20) from Camaret Bay
6.1802Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
18.5.1803Took the Lugger L'Affronteur (14)
24.6.1803Took the Privateer La Pelagie (4)
12.1.1805Wrecked near Quiberon BayBWAS-1793
13.1.1805Wreck burnt to avoid captureBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
BPvNBiografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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