Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor John FisherBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench corvette 'L'Alligator' (1782) (16)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet29.2672 
Length of Keel79' 1"Imperial Feet24.082 
Breadth26' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet7.9439 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Burthen304 2894Tons BM 


11.11.1780Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

14.9.1780 - 26.6.1782Commander John Frodsham (c.1736-1791) ADM 6/22/170BWAS-1714

Service History

10.1779Began building at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
11.11.1780Completed building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £6477.19.1dBWAS-1714
11.11.1780Began coppering and fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
5.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
20.7.1781Sailed for the Coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
24.11.1781Attack on French colony of SenegalBWAS-1714
3.1782Operations on the African coastBWAS-1714
26.6.1782Taken by La Fée (32) off the Scilly Isles


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