Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer ship 'Belisarius' (1781) (20)
Home PortUnited States - North America BWAS-1714
ShipyardBoston - Massachusetts NRAR
Constructor PaulNRAR
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel100' 8"Imperial Feet30.6832 
Breadth30' 2"Imperial Feet9.1948 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen487 2694Tons BM 


8.1781Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1781140 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer

29.8.1781 - 18.10.1783CaptainRichard Graves (1758-1836) ADM 6/22/482
Issued by Thomas Graves (1725-1802), North America
Commission confirmed 19.6.1782
ADM 6/22

Service History

15.1.1782Took the Privateer Brigantine Venus (6)
11.5.1782Took the Privateer Chance
17.5.1782Took the Privateer Brig Sampson (18)
3.6.1782Took the Privateer Ship Pilgrim (18)
7.12.1782Took the Privateer Harlequin
14.2.1783Took the Privateer Schooner Tartar (14)
10.10.1783Arrived at DeptfordBWAS-1714
11.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
2.12.1783Sold at Deptford for £855BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NRARNaval Records of the American Revolution 1775-1788AuthorityDigital Book
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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