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Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.5.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
Launched18.4.1787BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class (1771)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1784
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Philemon JacobsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold21.7.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
15.6.1790 - 3.12.1792Captain
Isaac CoffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/24/40
BWAS-1714
3.12.1792 - 1.3.1794Captain
William AffleckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1794
ADM 6/24/183
ADM 6/24
1.3.1794 - 2.1795Captain
Thomas SurridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
ADM 6/25/90
Confirmed 29.9.1794
BWAS-1714
2.1800 - 25.6.1800Captain
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1800
Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714
5.1802 - 1803Captain
Philip BeaverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1791
BWAS-1714
5.1803 - 1804Commander
Charles RichardsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
BWAS-1714
21.6.1804 - 1805Commander
Robert HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814
BWAS-1714
1806 - 3.1806Commander
Francis Augustus CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1849
BWAS-1714
3.1806 - 1807Captain
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1853
BWAS-1714
1807 - 4.1807Captain
Robert Bell CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1816
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.6.1790 - 22.12.1790Second Lieutenant
Charles SewardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1790
ADM 6/24/40
ADM 6/24
23.6.1790 - 22.12.1790First Lieutenant
William KentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1811
ADM 6/24/43
ADM 6/24
23.12.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Mark WentworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
ADM 6/24/96
ADM 6/24
23.12.1790 - 6.2.1792Second Lieutenant
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1792
Transfered ADM 6/24/96
ADM 6/24
7.1.1806 - 24.8.1807Lieutenant
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.8.1790 - 24.12.1790Master
John DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
ADM 29-1
1791 - 16.2.1791Boatswain
Patrick RoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791
ADM 6/24/108
ADM 6/24
17.2.1791 - 1791Boatswain
John BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791
ADM 6/24/108
ADM 6/24

Service History


DateEventSource
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
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-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) 1793-1793
French 10 Gun
Privateer Unknown
in the North Sea

21.2.1793Took the Privateer
Le Prend Tout (8) 1793-1793
French 8 Gun
Privateer Unknown
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) 1794-1794
French 14 Gun
Unrated Unknown
near Jamaica

2.1795Paid off and laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1800RecommisisonedBWAS-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) 1797-1803
Dutch 18 Gun
Unrated Corvette
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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