Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down26.9.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.10.1758
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1812BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 4"Imperial Feet31.4283 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen679 6794Tons BM 


19.9.1758Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1757220Design Complement

24 Commanding Officers

18.10.1758 - 16.6.1760CaptainJames Galbraith (c.1717-1782) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-171416.6.1760 - 9.11.1761CaptainJohn Rushworth (d.1779) ADM 6/19/174BWAS-17142.7.1761 - 18.9.1761Acting CaptainThomas Gordon (d.1761)ref:12729.11.1761 - 2.1762CaptainCharles Wolseley (1741-1808) ADM 6/19/362BWAS-171425.7.1762 - 11.7.1763CommanderJames Alms (1728-1791)BWAS-17145.9.1763 - 7.5.1764CaptainGeorge Watson (d.1774) ADM 6/19/533BWAS-17147.5.1764 - 29.4.1766CaptainRowland Cotton (c.1740-1794) ADM 6/20/37
Issued by Sir William Burnaby (1710-1776), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 3.7.1764
21.2.1769 - 29.6.1772CaptainJohn Jervis (1734/35-1823) ADM 6/20/228BWAS-171429.6.1772 - 31.5.1776CaptainJohn Stott (c.1729-1778) ADM 6/20/448BWAS-171431.5.1776 - 30.5.1777CaptainWilliam Hay (c.1734-1801) ADM 6/21/190BWAS-171430.5.1777 - 13.4.1780CaptainRobert Man (1745-1813) ADM 6/21/373
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 27.2.1778
13.4.1780 - 28.3.1781CaptainRichard Pearson (1730/31-1806) ADM 6/22/114ODNB28.3.1781 - 9.1782CaptainCharles Cotton (1753-1812) ADM 6/22/268BWAS-17149.1782 - 8.1783CaptainWilliam Wolseley (1756-1842)BWAS-17143.1793 - 10.1794CaptainLewis Robertson (d.1794)BWAS-171410.1794 - 5.1795CaptainJames Carpenter (1760-1845)BWAS-17145.1795 - 12.1795CommanderDavid Milne (1763-1845)BWAS-171412.1795 - 3.1796CaptainGeorge VaughanBWAS-17143.1796 - 11.1796CaptainDavid Milne (1763-1845)BWAS-171411.1796 - 8.1797CaptainEdward Fellowes (d.1841)BWAS-17141.1798 - 1.3.1799CommanderWilliam SandersonBWAS-17141.3.1799 - 10.1799CaptainWilliam SandersonBWAS-171410.1799 - 1801CaptainRobert RollesBWAS-17143.1802 - 19.11.1802CaptainWilliam Parker (1781-1866)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

24.10.1758 - 11.7.1763First LieutenantJames Lawson (c.1725-1798) ADM 6/18/551ref:84910.8.1776 - 18.6.1778Second LieutenantHugh Seymour Conway (d.1801) ADM 6/21/219
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 9.10.1776
ADM 6/21

2 Warrant Officers

9.1.1793 - 30.11.1793MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-125.8.1802 - 19.11.1802MasterThomas HoskinsADM29-1

3 Petty Officers

1769 - 4.1.1774MidshipmanGeorge Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818)ref:6161794MidshipmanClement Milward (1776-1857)ADM 171/824.12.1799 - 2.1801Master's MateWilliam Buchanan (1777-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman

26.10.1793 - 1794Able SeamanClement Milward (1776-1857)NBD1849

Service History

19.9.1758building at Harwich at a cost of £6027.3.11dBWAS-1714
24.6.1759Completed at Harwich BWAS-1714
19.9.1760Took the Privateer Cutter La Comtesse d'Ayen (6)
13.1.1761Took the Unrated Corvette La Sardine (14) in the Bay of Biscay
11.3.1761Took the Privateer La Lutine
11.1761coppering at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £2854.0.11dBWAS-1714
22.1.1762Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
28.5.1762Took the Unrated Brig Fenix (18)
3.6.1762Took the Sixth Rate Thetis (22)
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
9.6.1762Took the Privateer Le Volage
7.1763coppering at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £865.19.1dBWAS-1714
7.1763Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1763Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £3260.7.0dBWAS-1714
3.1.1764Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
1767Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1769Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £7537.14.3dBWAS-1714
12.5.1769Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
22.9.1773Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1776Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3195.5.11dBWAS-1714
7.1776At Plymouth then sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
16.10.1778Took the Privateer Le Chercher Bruit
3.1779Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1780Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £13383.14.8dBWAS-1714
11.2.1782Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
8.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1790Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1791Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £3529.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4648.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.4.1793Took the Privateer Le Chauvelin (10)
27.4.1793Took the Privateer L'Enfant de la Patrie (10)
11.1793refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
20.2.1794Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1795Took the Sixth Rate East Indiaman Le Duras (20)
30.5.1795Alarm vs Liberte
8.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £11331.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1798Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1799Took the Unrated Felix (14)
7.1799Took the Unrated Packet San Dorval
25.11.1799Took the Privateer Astuzzana (24)
25.11.1799Took the Privateer Asturias (24)
2.1800Took the Fifth Rate Cuervo (4)
5.1800Took the Privateer La Confiance (3)
9.1800Took the Unrated Le Général Toussaint (4) off San Domingo
6.1801Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1802Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £8147.0.0dBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
9.1812Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 31st of December 2013 09:50

3 Aug 1772 Alarm at Spithead, Edward Pellew as ships boy and Frank Cole as captains servant. Pellew rates AB a few weeks after sailing

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