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2871
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.11.1771BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1772BWAS-1714
Launched18.4.1775BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.6.1775
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt to avoid capture29.6.1776BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6 ½"Imperial Feet36.5887 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 6"Imperial Feet10.1092 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet3.3592 
Burthen593 8994Tons BM 

Armament


18.4.1775Broadside 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
3.1.1771200Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1775 - 29.6.1776CaptainChristopher Atkins (c.1728-1791) ADM 6/21/97BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1.9.1775Docked at Portsmouth for repairsBWAS-1714
1.1776Sailed for North America as a convoy escortBWAS-1714
21.1.1776Arrived at Cork - Cork ADM 106
17.2.1776Sailed from Cork - Cork ref:676
6.1776Operations against CharlestonBWAS-1714
29.6.1776Grounded during the attack on Fort Sullivan and burnt to avoid captureBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
 

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