Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLively ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Edward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.12.1860BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 9"Imperial Feet46.9434 
Length of Keel130' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet39.6431 
Breadth39' 7"Imperial Feet11.907 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Draught Aft14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen1,086Tons BM 


17.10.1807Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders

7.1807 - 7.1810Captain Thomas James MalingBWAS-17937.1810 - 2.1811Captain George Charles MackenzieBWAS-17932.1811 - 1813Captain Richard ThomasBWAS-17931813 - 11.1814Captain Thomas Ussher (1779-1848)BWAS-179311.1814 - 10.1815Captain Charles Thurlow Smith (1790-1827)BWAS-17938.1827 - 11.1830CaptainSir Augustus William James CliffordBWAS-17933.11.1830 - 2.1834Captain Edward Harvey (1783-1865)W025

4 Commissioned Officers

20.11.1810 - 3.1811Acting Lieutenant Henry Andrew Bates (1788-1847)NBD18497.4.1813 - 11.1814Lieutenant Jacon Ley YoungNBD184916.8.1827 - 1830Lieutenant William George Ashby (d.1850)NBD18493.11.1830 - 1834Lieutenant George BrounNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

5.1814 - 11.1815Midshipman Warre Squire Bradley (1797-?)NBD1849

Service History

4.1806Began building at Woolwich - London BWAS-1793
17.10.1807Completed building at Woolwich - London at a cost of £36967.0.0dBWAS-1793
17.10.1807Began fitting at Woolwich - London BWAS-1793

Sailed from Portsmouth bound for Madeira

2.12.1808Completed fitting at Woolwich - London at a cost of £36967.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.2.1809Took the Brig Le Saint Joseph (14) in the Channel

Sailed with a convoy for Malta


Sailed for The Mediterranean Sea

29.4.1811Action of 1811-04-29
29.4.1812Destroyed a privateer near Frejus and her boats destroyed a convoy in the mouth of thr RhoneBWAS-1793
29.4.1812Boat action in the Rhone
29.4.1812Action of 1812-04-29

Landing party destroyed works near Marseille

30.3.1813Action of 1813-03-30
2.5.1813Landing party at MorgionBWAS-1793

Boats, with those of Redwing and Kitt destroyed batteries and shipping at Cassis

18.8.1813Attack on the Batteries at Cassis
28.4.1814Embarked Napoleon I at Frejus for voyage to ElbaBWAS-1793

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

9.1816Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1818Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £27331.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1819Roofed overBWAS-1793
11.1830Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1831Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17801.0.0dBWAS-1793

Paid off at Portsmouth

6.1834Roofed overBWAS-1793
1860fitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1793
3.12.1860Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian on Saturday 17th of May 2014 22:30

1813/03/30 Landing party destroyed works near Marseilles
H.M.S. Undaunted, at Sea; March 20.
Sir. I have the honour to report to you, that, on the 18th instant, a Tartan took shelter under the battery of Carey (four or five leagues westward of Marseilles); light winds preventing the ship setting up, Lieut. Tozer offered his services with Mr. Clenuan, Master Mr. Salkeld, acting lieutenant, and Lieut. Hunt, Royal Marines, with the boats, to destroy the battery, and bring out the vessel; which I consented to, as I considered it's destruction of some consequence, from it's affording considerable protection to the trade of the coast. Lieut. Tozer, speaks in the highest terms of commendation of the officers and men employed with him, who, in a few minutes after landing, carried the battery, although the enemy were strongly posted behind palisadoes, and stood until our Marines were in the act of pushing bayonets, when the turned and suffered a severe loss. We found in the battery, four 24 pounders, a 6 pounder field gun, and one 13 inch mortar, all which were destroyed and the tartan was afterwards brought out. It affords me the greatest satisfaction to inform you, that our loss has been small which is to be attributed to the decision and boldness with which our gallant party made the attack. Thomas Usher, Captain - 2 killed 1 wounded.

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