Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1764/06BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry Class
Designed byThomas SladeBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam GrayBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 4"Imperial Feet35.972
Length of Keel97' 3 ½"Imperial Feet29.5783
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004
Burthen586 3094Tons BM


1766/08/23Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4British 3-Pounder
1780/02Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 18-Pound Carronade
1794Broadside Weight = 195 Imperial Pound ( 88.4328 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement 


1767/061770/02CaptainGeorge VandeputBWAS-1714
1770/021773/07CaptainWilliam HayBWAS-1714
1775/121778/11CaptainRobert FanshaweBWAS-1714
1779/081780/11CaptainWilliam CummingBWAS-1714
1780/111782/12CaptainWilliam PeacockBWAS-1714
1782/121783/01CaptainJohn MarkhamBWAS-1714
1786/121790/05CaptainMathew SmithBWAS-1714
1793/081795CaptainFrancis LaforeyBWAS-1714
17951796/03CaptainJohn MurrayBWAS-1714
1796/031796/12CaptainThomas AlexanderBWAS-1714
1796/081798/02Acting CaptainCharles AdamNBD1849
1796/121798CaptainJohn TurnorBWAS-1714
1798/01/181798/12CaptainWilliam HillsBWAS-1714
1798/121800/08CaptainVolant Vashon BallardBWAS-1714
1800/081801CaptainSir Adam DrummondBWAS-1714
1802/051802/09CaptainGeorge MundyBWAS-1714
1802/091804/06CaptainRobert FanshaweBWAS-1714
1804/10/171806/03CaptainJohn Charles WoolcombeBWAS-1714
1806/031806/08CaptainKenneth MckenzieBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1802/10/151805/02/19First LieutenantDonald CampbellNBD1849

Petty Officers

1787/011790/06MidshipmanGeorge Ralph Collierref:616


1786/12/051790/05/23ServantAndrew KingNAO

Service History

DateEvent Source
1766/08/23building at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £11101.14.11dBWAS-1714
1767/08/11fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1614.13.3dBWAS-1714
1767/09/20Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1770/05/09Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1771Returned homeBWAS-1714
1772/04/09Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1773/07Paid offBWAS-1714
1777/04Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1777/05Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £2735.5.7dBWAS-1714
1780/06/13Took the Privateer L'Espérance  
1780/12Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1783/01Paid offBWAS-1714
1785/04Began great repair at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
1785/07Completed great repair at Rotherhithe at a cost of £15255.0.0dBWAS-1714
1786/11Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1787/01Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1697.0.0dBWAS-1714
1787/04Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1790/05Paid offBWAS-1714
1793/04Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1793/09Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £7401.0.0dBWAS-1714
1794/05/29Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Castor Off Lands End 
1794/05/29Carysfort vs Castor 
1796/02/24Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1796/08/19Took the Unrated L'Alerte  
1801/04Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1801/06Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1804/03Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1806/03/24Took the Unrated Brig-Corvette Le Lutin off Martinique 
1806/08Laid upBWAS-1714
1813/04/28Sold at Deptford for £1,800BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
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