Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Aigle' (1782) (40)
First Commissioned12.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck150' 7"Imperial Feet45.7236 
Length of Keel127' 1"Imperial Feet38.7105 
Breadth39' 1"Imperial Feet11.89 
Depth in Hold18' 5"Imperial Feet5.5023 
Burthen1,032 6394Tons BM 


1784Broadside Weight = 213 Imperial Pound ( 96.5955 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1793Broadside Weight = 329 Imperial Pound ( 149.2015 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

5 Commanding Officers

17.12.1782 - 11.8.1783CaptainRichard Creyke ADM 6/22/556BWAS-171420.10.1790 - 17.12.1792CaptainCharles Fitzgerald (1756-1810) ADM 6/24/80BWAS-171417.12.1792 - 9.1794CaptainJohn Nicholson Inglefield (1748-1828) ADM 6/24/185BWAS-17149.1794 - 8.1796CaptainSamuel Hood (1762-1814)BWAS-17148.1796 - 18.7.1798CaptainCharles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

28.9.1797 - 18.7.1798LieutenantThomas Briggs (1780-1852)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

15.7.1794 - 16.3.1797CarpenterWilliam Bunce (1750-1832)NAO

2 Petty Officers

14.12.1782 - 11.8.1783MidshipmanEdward Walpole Browne (1767-1846)NBD18498.1796 - 28.9.1797MidshipmanThomas Briggs (1780-1852)NBD1849

Service History

14.9.1782Taken by Elphinstone's squadron in the DelawareBWAS-1714
8.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1789Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1790Briefly recommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1790Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £14776.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
2.1793Completed refitting at a cost of £2070.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.4.1794Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
12.6.1797Took the Privateer La Harriotte (6) off Lisbon
30.7.1797Took the Privateer Lugger Le Hazard (8) off Cape FinisterreBG
13.8.1797Took the Privateer Lugger La Manche (8) off Cape FinisterreBG
1.12.1797Took the Privateer La Minerve (4) off Cape Finisterre
4.1.1798Took the Privateer Le Requin (20) off Corunna
19.7.1798Wrecked off Cape Farina, North AfricaBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Tuesday 20th of August 2019 20:11Van Daele FreddyBritish Privateer brig 'Dragon' (1778) (14)
Tuesday 20th of August 2019 05:03Ken webberMars vs Hercule
Monday 19th of August 2019 19:28Laurence DaleyBritish Privateer 'Charming Jenny' (1757) (20)
Sunday 18th of August 2019 12:15Peter EvansThomas Snell
Friday 16th of August 2019 04:51Tim OakleyBattle of Porto Praya