Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down21.11.1778BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFlora ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
Constructor Adam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 0"Imperial Feet41.7576 
Length of Keel113' 1"Imperial Feet34.4444 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Forward10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen868 5394Tons BM 


6.5.1780Broadside Weight = 345 Imperial Pound ( 156.4578 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1805Broadside Weight = 403 Imperial Pound ( 182.7605 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.11.1778260Design Complement
25.4.1780270 BWAS-1714
7.1801121 BWAS-1714

14 Ship Commanders

13.4.1780 - 15.11.1781Captain William Peere Williams (1740/41-1832) ADM 6/22/114BWAS-171415.11.1781 - 15.4.1783Captain Samuel Marshall (1741-1795) Transfered ADM 6/22/365BWAS-17142.5.1783 - 7.1783Captain George Bowen ADM 6/23/61BWAS-171428.7.1783 - 1.4.1784Captain Robert Montagu Transfered ADM 6/23/102BWAS-17141.4.1784 - 13.5.1786Captain George Stoney (c.1740-1786) ADM 6/23/303
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Confirmed 10.11.1785
22.11.1790Captain Isaac George Manley (1755-1837) ADM 6/24/88ref:5918.1.1793 - 8.9.1794CaptainSir John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822) Transfered ADM 6/24/192BWAS-17148.9.1794 - 11.1794Captain William Albany Otway ADM 6/25/83BWAS-171411.1794 - 12.1794Captain Thomas DruryBWAS-171412.1794 - 9.7.1795Commander Henry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-17149.7.1795 - 10.1795Captain Henry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-171410.1795 - 1801Captain Robert Gambier MiddletonBWAS-17145.1801 - 4.1802Commander Edward KendallBWAS-17146.5.1805 - 18.1.1808Captain Loftus Otway Bland (d.1810)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

12.1793 - 1.1794Rear-Admiral of the Blue John Macbride (c.1735-1800)ref:676

1 Commissioned Officer

11.4.1795 - 19.6.1801LieutenantSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

9.1787 - 12.1793Midshipman John Baker (1770-1845)NBD1849

1 Crewman

3.11.1801 - 18011st Class Volunteer Benjamin Baynton (1789-1854)NBD1849

Service History

6.5.1780Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £19788.15.10dBWAS-1714
10.8.1780Flora vs Nymphe
1781Took the Privateer L'Hercule (20) off Cape Clear
30.5.1781Action of 1781-05-30
19.6.1781Action of 1781-06-19
15.1.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
12.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
6.11.1783Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1790Began great repairBWAS-1714
1.1793Completed great repair at a cost of £18214.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6022.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.1.1794Took the Brig-Corvette La Vipère (12) off Cape ClearBG
23.4.1794Action of 1794-04-23
6.1794Took the Privateer Le Phoenix (12) off Cape Clear
6.1794Took the Privateer La République Française (16) off Cape Clear
23.8.1794Destruction of the Volontaire
27.11.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
15.5.1796Took the Lugger L'Epervier (2)
13.4.1797Took the Privateer L'Incroyable (24) BG
2.5.1798Took the Fifth Rate La Corcyre (16)
13.5.1798Took the Brig Le Mondovi (16)
7.1798Off the AzoresBWAS-1714
4.10.1798Took the Cutter Le President Parker (12) in the Azores
25.1.1799Took the Privateer L'Intrépide (20) on the Lisbon station
15.2.1799Took the Privateer L'Aventure (14) on the Lisbon stationBG
27.2.1799Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Carmen (2)
20.4.1799Took the Schooner La Légère (14) on the Lisbon stationBG
25.7.1799Took the Brig Le Rhuiter (14) on the Lisbon stationBG
20.3.1800Took the Privateer Corunesa (16) off the coast of Portugal
9.4.1800Took the Privateer San Antonio y Animas (10)
22.6.1800Took the Other Vessels Cortez (14) BG
1801Operations off EgyptBWAS-1714
23.5.1801Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Sloop
7.1801Guard vessel for the Needles PassageBWAS-1714
4.1802Paid off and placed in ordinaryBWAS-1714
12.1804Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1805Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £9717.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.5.1805Refitted as a 36 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
1806In the North SeaBWAS-1714
25.11.1806Took the Privateer El Espedarte (6) in the Mediterranean
18.1.1808Broached on Terschelling off the Dutch coast, 9 men were lostBWAS-1714


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