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Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.5.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.5.1757BWAS-1714
Launched30.9.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.9.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Lock (d.1762)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold9.9.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet35.9855 
Length of Keel97' 3"Imperial Feet29.5765 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen584 8194Tons BM 

Armament


30.9.1757Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.9.1757 - 4.6.1759CaptainMichael Clements (1735-1797) ADM 6/18/441B0514.6.1759 - 11.12.1759CaptainMaximilian Jacobs (c.1731-1780): on board from 10.7.1759 ADM 6/19/69BWAS-171411.12.1759 - 29.8.1763CaptainPaul Henry Ourry (1719-1783) ADM 6/19/118BWAS-171429.8.1763 - 22.5.1764CaptainJohn Bover (1714-1782) ADM 6/19/531BWAS-171423.5.1764 - 24.6.1766CaptainJoseph Norwood (c.1725-1793) ADM 6/20/126
Issued by Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 27.6.1766
BWAS-1714
24.6.1766 - 21.7.1766CaptainWilliam Abdy (1732-1803) ADM 6/20/125BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
30.9.1757building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11228.17.2dBWAS-1714
30.9.1757Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.11.1757Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
1760In the ChannelBWAS-1714
8.11.1760Took the Privateer Le Phoenix (12)
28.12.1760Took the Snow Le Grivois (10) BG
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
16.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward islandsBWAS-1714
21.12.1761Took the Privateer La Perle
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
17.8.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
21.11.1762Took the Unrated San Luis
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
14.12.1763Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1766Paid offBWAS-1714
10.7.1766Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1714
8.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
19.8.1766Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
9.9.1766Sold at Deptford for £700BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VIJohn CharnockDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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