Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Embuscade' (1745) (38)
First Commissioned12.5.1746BWAS-1714
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
ConstructorPierre Chaillé FilsNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Privateer ship 'Ambuscade' (1762) (40)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck132' 6"Imperial Feet40.2384 
Length of Keel107' 5 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen740 7294Tons BM 


21.4.1746Broadside Weight = 198 Imperial Pound ( 89.793 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1746250 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers

12.5.1746 - 10.8.1746CaptainLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/17/104BWAS-171411.8.1746 - 27.5.1747CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/17/139BWAS-171427.5.1747 - 10.9.1748CaptainRichard Gwynn (d.1766) ADM 6/17/229BWAS-171422.3.1755 - 24.1.1756CaptainJoshua Rowley (1734-1790) ADM 6/18/148BWAS-171424.1.1756 - 11.8.1759CaptainRichard Gwynn (d.1766) ADM 6/18/229BWAS-171411.8.1759 - 8.4.1761CaptainChristopher Basset (c.1724-1765) ADM 6/19/302
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 25.3.1761

2 Commissioned Officers

13.5.1746 - 15.5.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Coney (d.1754) ADM 6/17/104ADM 6/1716.5.1746 - 10.9.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Philips (d.1779) ADM 6/17/105ADM 6/17

Service History

3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
10.9.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
10.1750Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1750Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £784.11.2dBWAS-1714
9.1753Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
12.1754Completed middling repair at a cost of £4269.16.6dBWAS-1714
7.1756In the DownsBWAS-1714
23.10.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1760Still in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.4.1761Paid offADM 51
23.1.1762Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
9.2.1762Sold for £805 to private adventurersBWAS-1714


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