Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate corvette 'La Prompte' (1792) (22)
ShipyardLe Havre BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPrompte Class
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship
Broken Up7.1813BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel99' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet30.1943 
Breadth31' 0 ½"Imperial Feet9.4615 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen509 194Tons BM 


11.1793Broadside Weight = 138 Imperial Pound ( 62.583 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

6 Commanding Officers

11.1793 - 6.1795CaptainWilliam TaylorBWAS-17931.6.1795 - 6.2.1796CaptainEdward Leveson Gower (1776-1853)BWAS-17936.2.1796 - 1798CaptainGeorge EyreBWAS-179310.1798 - 4.1799CaptainThomas DundasBWAS-17934.1799 - 7.1800CommanderJohn Mathias SpreadBWAS-17931.7.1800 - 5.1801CaptainRobert PhilpotBWAS-1793

1 Crewman

20.12.1800 - 5.1801Ordinary SeamanJames Sutter Britton (1781-?)NBD1849

Service History

6.6.1793Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
16.4.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5159.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1795Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
21.3.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
7.1797At SpitheadBWAS-1793
4.10.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
5.1801Laid up in Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 7th of April 2018 17:33

3 Nov 1804 Mr Galler, purser of the Prompte, and Clerk in the Admiral's Office at Portsmouth, apptd to the Inconstant.

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