Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down26.9.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.10.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders

18.10.1758 - 16.6.1760Captain James Galbraith (c.1717-1782) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-171416.6.1760 - 9.11.1761Captain John Rushworth (d.1779) ADM 6/19/174BWAS-17142.7.1761 - 18.9.1761Acting Captain Thomas Gordon (d.1761) Transferedref:12729.11.1761 - 25.7.1762Captain Charles Wolseley (1741-1808) ADM 6/19/362BWAS-171425.7.1762 - 4.9.1763Commander James Alms (1728-1791) ADM 6/19/108BWAS-17145.9.1763 - 7.5.1764Captain George Watson (c.1729-1774) ADM 6/19/533BWAS-17147.5.1764 - 29.4.1766Captain Rowland Cotton (c.1740-1794) ADM 6/20/37
Issued by Sir William Burnaby (1710-1776), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 3.7.1764
21.2.1769 - 29.6.1772Captain John Jervis (1734/35-1823) ADM 6/20/228BWAS-171429.6.1772 - 31.5.1776Captain John Stott (c.1729-1778) ADM 6/20/448BWAS-171431.5.1776 - 30.5.1777Captain William Hay (c.1734-1801) ADM 6/21/190BWAS-171430.5.1777 - 17.3.1779Captain Robert Man (1745-1813) ADM 6/21/373
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 27.2.1778
13.4.1780 - 28.3.1781Captain Richard Pearson (1730/31-1806) Transfered ADM 6/22/114ODNB28.3.1781 - 9.1782Captain Charles Cotton (1753-1812) ADM 6/22/268BWAS-17149.1782 - 27.8.1783Captain William Wolseley (1756-1842) ADM 6/20/108BWAS-17141.1.1793 - 10.1794Captain Lewis Robertson (d.1794) ADM 6/24/190BWAS-171410.1794 - 5.1795Captain James Carpenter (1760-1845)BWAS-17145.1795 - 12.1795Commander David Milne (1763-1845)BWAS-171412.1795 - 3.1796Captain George VaughanBWAS-17143.1796 - 11.1796Captain David Milne (1763-1845)BWAS-171411.1796 - 8.1797Captain Edward Fellowes (d.1841)BWAS-17141.1798 - 1.3.1799Commander William SandersonBWAS-17141.3.1799 - 10.1799Captain William SandersonBWAS-171410.1799 - 3.2.1801Captain Robert Rolles ADM 107/2/108BWAS-17143.1802 - 19.11.1802Captain William Parker (1781-1866)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

24.10.1758 - 11.7.1763First Lieutenant James Lawson (c.1725-1798): on board from 27.10.1758 ADM 6/18/551ref:84910.8.1776 - 18.6.1778Second Lieutenant Hugh Seymour Conway (d.1801) ADM 6/21/219
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 9.10.1776
ADM 6/21

3 Warrant Officers

17.3.1786 - 6.2.1791Carpenter William Lemon DischargedADM 29/89.1.1793 - 30.11.1793Master Peter Peterson (d.1815)ADM 29-125.8.1802 - 19.11.1802Master Thomas HoskinsADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers

1769 - 4.1.1774Midshipman George Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818)ref:6161794Midshipman Clement Milward (1776-1857)ADM 171/824.12.1799 - 2.1801Master's Mate William Buchanan (1777-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman

26.10.1793 - 1794Able Seaman Clement Milward (1776-1857)NBD1849

Service History

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

Paid off

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

Paid off

ADM 33
1767Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1769Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 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 - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 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 - Deptford BWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 34
6.1780Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £13383.14.8dBWAS-1714
11.2.1782Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes

Paid off

ADM 34
8.1790Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1791Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3529.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth 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 East Indiaman Le Duras (20)
30.5.1795Alarm vs Liberte
8.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11331.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1798Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1799Took the Unrated Felix (14)
7.1799Took the Packet San Dorval
25.11.1799Took the Privateer Asturias (24) BG
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

Paid off

ADM 35
6.1801Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1802Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 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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