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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1771BWAS-1714
Launched28.5.1774BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCharlestown - Kingston upon Hull - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassLowestoffe Class - 32 guns (1760)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Hugh BlaydesBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1686
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold30.12.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 6"Imperial Feet39.6291 
Length of Keel108' 5"Imperial Feet32.9343 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Draught Forward10' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Draught Aft12' 4 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen709 7694Tons BM 

Armament


28.5.1774Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
24.4.1760220Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1776 - 14.11.1778Captain
Charles FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1778
Transfered ADM 6/21/160
BWAS-1714
24.11.1778 - 9.1.1779Captain
Alexander GraemeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1813
Transfered ADM 6/21/559
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 25.5.1779
BWAS-1714
9.1.1779 - 15.11.1779Captain
John LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1791
ADM 6/22/62
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 7.12.1779
BWAS-1714
9.12.1779 - 1.11.1781Captain
William ForsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1781
ADM 6/22/63
BWAS-1714
1.11.1781 - 11.3.1782Captain
Christopher ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1804
Transfered
BWAS-1714
11.3.1782 - 5.10.1782Captain
John ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1810
BWAS-1714
5.10.1782 - 24.8.1783Captain
Bartholomew Samuel RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1811
ADM 6/23/156
Issued by
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 27.10.1783
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1776 - 4.5.1776Second Lieutenant
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
ADM 6/21/160
ADM 6/21
4.5.1776 - 15.11.1779First Lieutenant
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
ADM 6/21/185
ADM 6/21

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
28.3.1776 - 1.3.1778Midshipman
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
HMS01
1.3.1778 - 25.11.1778Master's Mate
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
HMS01

Service History


DateEventSource
20.7.1773Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
28.5.1774building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £11506.9.1dBWAS-1714
2.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4169.8.6dBWAS-1714
14.3.1777Ran ashore and burnt the galley
Spitfire (1) 1776-1777
American 1 Gun
Unrated Galley
BWAS-1714
17.9.1777Took the Privateer
Buckskin 1777-1777
American Privateer

28.3.1778Took the Privateer
Virtuous Orphan 1778-1778
American Privateer

13.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
15.11.1779

Paid off

BWAS-1714
13.4.1780Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
19.9.1781Took the Privateer
Le Marquis de Castries 1781-1781
French Privateer

24.8.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
30.12.1784Sold at Plymouth for £405BWAS-1714

 

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