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2904
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.6.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1782BWAS-1714
Launched19.7.1784BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1787BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure Class (1782)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Phillip PerryBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 4"Imperial Feet42.6745 
Length of Keel115' 5"Imperial Feet35.0605 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen909 9294Imperial Feet0.0249 

Armament


1792Broadside Weight = 318 Imperial Pound ( 144.213 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

4.1793Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck20 British 12-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1799Broadside Weight = 99 Imperial Pound ( 44.8965 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder

1810Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1792300EstablishmentBWAS-1714
1794294EstablishmentBWAS-1714

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.1.1787 - 19.9.1788Captain
Francis ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1801
: on board from 25.1.1787 ADM 6/23/375
BWAS-1714
19.9.1788 - 23.8.1790Captain
John Nicholson InglefieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1796
ADM 6/23/477
BWAS-1714
3.11.1790 - 12.2.1791Commander
Thomas Francis FremantleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1819
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
21.5.1793 - 5.1795Captain
Edward BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ADM 6/24/241
BWAS-1714
5.5.1795 - 12.1795Captain
Edmund CrawleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
ADM 107/2/33
BWAS-1714
11.1795 - 9.1796Commander
William Gordon RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1807
NAO
1.1798 - 3.1798Lieutenant
John ChilcottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1802
BWAS-1714
3.1798 - 2.1799Commander
Thomas LeefBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1800
BWAS-1714
7.1799 - 5.1800Commander
Robert MansellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
BWAS-1714
6.6.1800 - 6.3.1801Commander
Charles CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/22/33
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.6.1790 - 23.8.1790Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1805
Transfered
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.11.1790 - 12.2.1791First Lieutenant
John NewellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
3.11.1790 - 12.2.1791Second Lieutenant
John BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1790 - 23.8.1790Master
David AtchisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 29-1
24.10.1798 - 22.2.1801Master
Charles Mason WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1807
ADM 29-1

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1787 - 1787Midshipman
Charles OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1857
7.1793 - 4.1794Master's Mate
Patrick CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1830
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1.1.1794 - 8.5.1795Midshipman
Parkins PrynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
NAO
12.1795 - 1796Midshipman
Flowers BeckettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1814
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.8.1793 - 31.12.1793Able Seaman
Parkins PrynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
19.7.1784building at a cost of £12627.8.4dBWAS-1714
26.7.1784Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.10.1784Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4093.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1786Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.2.1787Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5601.0.0dBWAS-1714
1788Channel serviceBWAS-1714
7.1789Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
23.8.1790Paid offADM 6/22
4.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4169.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
18.10.1796Took the Schooner
Le Capitaine Genereux 1796-1796
French Privateer Schooner
in the West Indies

1.1798Storeship at JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.1798Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2992.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1799Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
5.1799Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.5.1799

Arrived at Plymouth from Guernsey

TNC
7.1799Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
7.1799Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6609.0.0dBWAS-1714
1801Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Receiving Ship
1.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.3.1801

Paid off

ADM 6/22
6.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1259.0.0dBWAS-1714
1802In ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
9.1816Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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