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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1771BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.2.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class (1770)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
John & William WellsBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up6.1794BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 4"Imperial Feet38.4087 
Length of Keel104' 6"Imperial Feet31.7373 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold12' 2 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen687 3994Tons BM 


24.5.1773Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders

7.2.1776 - 20.3.1779Captain
Maximilian JacobsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1780
Transfered ADM 6/21/154
19.4.1779 - 7.1781Captain
The Hon. William Clement FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
ADM 6/21/541
25.7.1781 - 7.2.1782Captain
Richard Hussey BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1825
ADM 6/22/470
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 16.5.1782
Manley DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1825
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24

2 Commissioned Officers

22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
James O'BryenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Mauritius Adolphus Newton De StarckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24

Service History

24.5.1773building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £7717.6.1dBWAS-1714
24.5.1773Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.7.1773Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4750.7.0dBWAS-1714
26.6.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.1779Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1779Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5439.10.0dBWAS-1714
8.4.1780Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
5.1781At TobagoBWAS-1714
2.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1784fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1791Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
6.1794Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


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