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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.11.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1812BWAS-1793
Launched29.5.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda Class (1794)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Wigram and GreenBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1820BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 1 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel125' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet38.1222 
Breadth39' 11"Imperial Feet11.89 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen1,062 7994Tons BM 

Armament


29.5.1813Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1815 - 9.1817Captain
Samuel JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1841
NBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.9.1815 - 1815Lieutenant
Frederick William BeecheyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1836
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
13.11.1813Took the Schooner
Dart (14) 1813-1813
American 14 Gun
Privateer Schooner

6.1.1814Took the Frigate
La Cérès (44) 1812-1814
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate


 

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