Laurel -> 1798 Laurel -> 1797 Daphne

Nominal Guns24BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Sixth Rate frigate 'Sirene' (1786) (24)
First Commissioned5.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardHarlingen Navy Yard - Harlingen M01
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck117' 10 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Length of Keel97' 1"Imperial Feet29.5692 
Breadth33' 4 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen574 4594Tons BM 


5.1797Broadside Weight = 183 Imperial Pound ( 82.9905 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1797155 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

22.5.1797 - 6.1797CommanderJames Brisbane (1774-1826)BWAS-17936.1797 - 11.1797CaptainBenjamin William Page (1765-1845)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

3.4.1815 - 9.1815LieutenantWilliam BorrowmanNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

8.1806 - 8.8.1809MidshipmanGeorge BeaseleyNBD1849

Service History

5.9.1797Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
16.9.1797Renamed DaphneBWAS-1793
11.1797Paid offBWAS-1793
1798fitting as a Convict Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
16.2.1798Renamed LaurelBWAS-1793
7.6.1821Sold to Mr. Holmes of Portsea for £610BWAS-1793


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