Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down22.9.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Elias BirdBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.11.1776BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet35.9855 
Length of Keel98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Breadth33' 11 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen601 5994Tons BM 


20.7.1758Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

18.10.1758 - 28.12.1759Captain John Bladen Tinker (c.1725-1767) Transfered ADM 6/18/548BWAS-171411.1.1760 - 18.7.1763Captain Richard King (1730-1806) Transfered ADM 6/19/126BWAS-171418.7.1763 - 9.6.1767Captain Philip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/20/216
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 6.10.1768
10.1.1771 - 21.1.1775Captain Philimon Pownoll (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/2021.1.1775 - 20.11.1776Captain Francis Grant (1730-1803) Dismissed ADM 6/21/68BWAS-171420.11.1775 - 26.10.1776Captain William Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/21/239
Issued by James Young (1717-1789), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 30.11.1776

Service History

20.7.1758building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £5156.7.0dBWAS-1714
20.7.1758Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
29.1.1759Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4200.13.3dBWAS-1714
11.6.1761Argo v Duc de Biron
11.6.1761Took the Snow Le Duc de Biron (20) BG
22.2.1762Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Manilla operations
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
31.10.1762Took the Galleon Santísima Trinidad y Nuestra Señora del Buen Fin (54)

Paid off

ADM 33
31.8.1767Surveyed and laid up in ordinaryBWAS-1714
12.1771Began great repair at Saltash - Cornwall BWAS-1714
10.1773Completed great repair at Saltash - Cornwall at a cost of £6153.18.10dBWAS-1714
2.1775Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1775Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3318.11.10dBWAS-1714
4.4.1775Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.11.1776Paid offADM 33
8.11.1776Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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Posted by Michael Contratto on Tuesday 8th of December 2020 17:52

Notice is hereby given to the Ofilcers and Companies •
of His Majefiy s Ships the Argo and Niger, ivho ivere
aftually on Board at retaking the Ship Providence, that
they will be paid their refpeftive Shares ofi the Salvage
fior her, viz. Those ofi the Argo on Board her in the
Dovmes the 261b of this Infiant Oftober ; and those of
tbe"Niger on Board her at Plymouth the gth of November 17^1. And the Shares remaining unpaid will
he recalled at the Exeter snn in Plymouth, the firfi Tuesday in every Month for three Years to come. ,
John Lloyd, of Plymouth, Agent.

The London Gazette
Publication date:20 October 1761 Issue:10150 Page:6

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