Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Ambuscade' (1746) (40)
ShipyardLe Havre BWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known9.2.1762BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck132' 6"Imperial Feet40.2384 
Length of Keel107' 5 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen740 7294Tons BM 

Service History

1762Took part in attack on the Spanish settlements of La PlataBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Cy on Monday 17th of September 2018 16:31

Thanks, error corrected

Posted by Geoffrey Brooks on Monday 17th of September 2018 15:20

Entry above for "Eleonore" incorrect, 1780 new frigate of name Ambuscade had been in service with RN since her launch in 1773.

Posted by Geoffrey Brooks on Thursday 13th of September 2018 13:45

Suffered heavy damage during bombardment of Colonia del Sacramento, 6 Jan 1763 and made to Rio for repair

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