Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1787
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPhillip PerryBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1816BWAS-1714


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 


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

9 Commanding Officers

25.1.1787 - 1788CaptainFrancis Parry (d.1803)BWAS-17141789 - 23.8.1790CaptainJohn Nicholson Inglefield (1748-1828)BWAS-17144.1793 - 5.1795CaptainEdward Buller (1764-1824)BWAS-17145.1795 - 12.1795CaptainEdmund CrawleyBWAS-171411.1795 - 9.1796CommanderWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO1.1798 - 3.1798LieutenantJohn ChilcottBWAS-17143.1798 - 2.1799CommanderThomas LeefBWAS-17147.1799 - 5.1800CommanderRobert MansellBWAS-17145.1800 - 4.3.1801CommanderCharles Carter (d.1847)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1790 - 23.8.1790Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Richard King (1730-1806)BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

16.5.1790 - 23.8.1790MasterDavid AtchisonADM29-124.10.1798 - 22.2.1801MasterCharles Mason White (1772-1850)ADM29-1

4 Petty Officers

1.1787 - 1787MidshipmanCharles Ogle (1775-1858)7.1793 - 4.1794Master's MatePatrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:6161.1.1794 - 8.5.1795MidshipmanParkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO12.1795 - 1796MidshipmanFlowers Beckett (1779-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman

4.8.1793 - 31.12.1793Able SeamanParkins Prynn (1777-?)NAO

Service History

19.7.1784building at a cost of £12627.8.4dBWAS-1714
26.7.1784Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
28.10.1784Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £4093.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1786Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
28.2.1787Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5601.0.0dBWAS-1714
1788Channel serviceBWAS-1714
7.1789Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.8.1790Paid offADM 6/22
4.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4169.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
18.10.1796Took the Privateer Schooner Le Capitaine Genereux in the West Indies
1.1798Storeship at JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.1798Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2992.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1799Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
5.1799Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714

Arrived at Plymouth from Guernsey

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

Paid off

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


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical

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