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Type: 6th rate ; Armament 22 [22 long 9-pdrs on the main deck, with 6 carronades, 18-pounders, and two long sixes}
Launched : 1806 ; Disposal date or year : 12 Oct 1813
Disposal Details : Wrecked on the Silver Keys, Bahana Islands: crew saved. Captain Alexander Gordon.
Complement : 175 men and boys
BM : 526 tons
5-8 Sep 1808 Laurel arrived off the Isle of France from the Cape with stores. Whilst remaining on station she recaptured a Portuguese ship.
15 Sep 1808 Captured off Isle-de-France, by the French 40-gun frigate Canonnière.
Renamed by French as Esperance.
12 Apr 1810 off the isle of Ré, Unicorn captured the late British 22-gun ship Laurel, at this time named Espérance, armed en flute.
1810 Renamed Laurestinus.