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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1756/06/01BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1756/06BWAS-1714
Launched1757/08/30BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardBatson's Yard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSouthampton Class
Designed byThomas SladeBWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert BatsonBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold1793/05/16BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 6"Imperial Feet37.8016 
Length of Keel103' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet31.3976 
Breadth34' 11"Imperial Feet10.3696 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen668 5794Tons BM 

Armament


1757/08/30Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756/03/12210Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1757/08 - 1760/06CaptainAlexander SchombergBWAS-17141760/06 - 1763/02/03CaptainWilliam AdamsBWAS-17141770/10 - 1773/01/22CaptainRichard OnslowBWAS-17141773 - 1773/12CaptainHenry DavisBWAS-17141778/10 - 1780CaptainGeorge FalconerBWAS-17141780 - 1781CaptainHugh Seymour ConwayBWAS-17141781CaptainSir William Chaloner Burnaby (2nd Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall)BWAS-17141782CaptainRobert CalderBWAS-17141783 - 1783/08CaptainSampson EdwardsBWAS-17141789/12 - 1792/06CaptainThomas Macnamara RussellBWAS-1714

Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1758/01 - 1758/06CommodorePhilip DurellBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1791/01/21 - 1792/03/13LieutenantMathew BuckleNBD1849

Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1789/12/23 - 1792/06/09MasterJohn LuckeyADM29-1

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1790MidshipmanWilliam Stratford Ardesoifref:719

Service History


DateEventSource
1757/08/30building at Limehouse at a cost of £6427.2.6dBWAS-1714
1757/09/12fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4008.13.7dBWAS-1714
1758/01/14Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1759/02/14Sailed for QuebecBWAS-1714
1760/03/10Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1762/08/01Took the Privateer La Dunkerquoise (4)
1762/09/28Took the Privateer Le Comte de Flandre (10)
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
1765/04Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1765/11Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3662.4.7dBWAS-1714
1770/10RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1771/06/03Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1773/12Paid offBWAS-1714
1777/12Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1778/10RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1779/02Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £11480.12.2dBWAS-1714
1779/09Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
1780/05refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1781/03/13Sailed with Johnstone's squadronBWAS-1714
1781/04/16Battle of Porto Praya
1783/08Paid offBWAS-1714
1785/01Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1785/06Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4270.11.0dBWAS-1714
1789/11Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1789/12RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1790/03Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £3257.0.0dBWAS-1714
1792/06Paid offBWAS-1714
1793/03Sent to Mastaer at Rotherhythe for repairs, but this was found to be impracticable after the coppering was removedBWAS-1714
1793/06/01Sold at Deptford for £500BWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:719 Ancestry.com Family History
 

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