Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1788BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHermione ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1808BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Length of Keel106' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet32.3279 
Breadth35' 5 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen714 3694Tons BM 


21.4.1784Broadside 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
25.3.1780220Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

1.3.1788 - 19.7.1790CaptainHRH Prince William Henry (Prince William Henry) (1765-1837) ADM 6/23/450BWAS-171419.7.1790 - 6.9.1791CaptainJohn Salisbury ADM 6/24/52BWAS-17147.9.1791 - 26.7.1793CaptainJohn Salisbury ADM 6/24/133ADM 6/2426.7.1793 - 7.8.1794CaptainLord William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk) (1756-1831) ADM 6/25/18
Commission confirmed 10.3.1794
ADM 6/25
7.8.1794 - 1795CaptainThomas Sotheby ADM 6/25/72BWAS-17141795 - 3.1799CaptainWilliam TaylorBWAS-17143.1799 - 12.1800CaptainHenry Inman (1762-1809)BWAS-171412.1800 - 6.4.1801CaptainJames Bradby (d.1801)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

23.4.1797 - 11.9.1800LieutenantAndrew King (1774-1835)NAO

1 Warrant Officer

21.8.1794 - 23.8.1795MasterJames Woodford (d.1807)ADM29-1

4 Petty Officers

3.1788 - 1790MidshipmanThomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)ODNB13.3.1788 - 2.7.1789MidshipmanJames Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6161.6.1795 - 1795MidshipmanGeorge Bignell (1786-?)NBD18498.1800 - 1801MidshipmanThomas BradbyNBD1849

Service History

11.7.1784Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
16.5.1788Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5649.0.0dBWAS-1714
30.6.1788Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
7.1789Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2927.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1791Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1792Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4561.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.3.1793Took the Frigate Zephier (36) in port at Forth
6.1794Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1794Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7300.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.5.1796Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1797In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1798In the North SeaBWAS-1714
7.7.1800Attack on Dunkirk
12.1800Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1802Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
9.1811Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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