Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Philemon JacobsBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 5"Imperial Feet30.1893 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen599 4294Tons BM 


18.4.1787Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders

15.6.1790 - 3.12.1792Captain Isaac Coffin (1759-1839) ADM 6/24/40BWAS-17143.12.1792 - 1.3.1794Captain William Affleck (d.1794) ADM 6/24/183ADM 6/241.3.1794 - 2.1795Captain Thomas Surridge (d.1820) ADM 6/25/90
Confirmed 29.9.1794
2.1800 - 25.6.1800Captain George Bowen (d.1800) Discharged DeadBWAS-17145.1802 - 1803Captain Philip Beaver (1766-1813)BWAS-17145.1803 - 1804Commander Charles Richardson (d.1850)BWAS-171421.6.1804 - 1805Commander Robert Henderson (1778-?)BWAS-17141806 - 3.1806Commander Francis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)BWAS-17143.1806 - 1807Captain Hugh Pigot (1775-1857)BWAS-17141807 - 4.1807Captain Robert Bell CampbellBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

7.1.1806 - 24.8.1807Lieutenant Frederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

17.8.1790 - 24.12.1790Master John DaviesADM 29-1

Service History

18.4.1787building at Sandgate - Kent at a cost of £2771.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.4.1787Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
18.7.1790Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4330.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.3.1791Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2895.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.2.1793Took the Privateer Le Sans Peur (10) in the North Sea
21.2.1793Took the Privateer Le Prend Tout (8) in the North Sea
18.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.5.1793Capture of St Pierre & Miquelon
28.3.1794Took the Unrated La Liberté (14) near Jamaica
2.1795Paid off and laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1800Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
2.1800Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7198.0.0dBWAS-1714
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
5.1803Recommisisoned and sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
27.9.1803Took the Corvette Hippomenes (18) at Demerara
1804Returned homeBWAS-1714
1806Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1807Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
21.7.1814Sold at Plymouth for £1,760BWAS-1714


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