Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Designed byHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1806BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck143' 3"Imperial Feet43.5882 
Length of Keel122' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet37.2015 
Breadth39' 6"Imperial Feet11.9041 
Depth in Hold15' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet4.5879 
Burthen1,019 7994Tons BM 


1793Broadside Weight = 434 Imperial Pound ( 196.819 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 9-Pounder

10 Commanding Officers

25.1.1793 - 26.7.1793CaptainLord William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk) (1756-1831) ADM 6/24/197ADM 6/2411.1793 - 11.1794CaptainJohn SalisburyBWAS-171411.1794 - 50.17.1794CaptainEdward Riou (1762-1801)BWAS-17149.1795 - 12.1795CaptainHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)BWAS-171412.1795 - 3.1796CaptainFrancis Laforey (1767-1835)BWAS-17143.1796 - 7.1797CaptainLancelot Skynner (1766-1799)BWAS-17147.1797 - 1800CaptainFrancis Fayerman (d.1819)BWAS-17141.1801 - 4.1802CaptainStephen Poyntz (d.1847)BWAS-17144.1804 - 2.1805CaptainCharles EkinsBWAS-17142.1805 - 1806CaptainKenneth MckenzieBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

3.10.1796 - 8.1.1797MasterBartholomew JacksonADM29-1

Service History

16.6.1790Purchased at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £12397.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.5.1791coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5391.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.4.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.1794At the capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
4.1794At GuadaloupeBWAS-1714
2.12.1794Captured a French sloopBWAS-1714
14.4.1795Took the Schooner Le Spartiate in the West Indies
11.3.1796Took the Flûte Le Marsouin (22)
8.8.1796Mermaid vs Vengeance
12.1796Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1797Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7315.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown

Arrived at Portsmouth from Spithead

1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1800With the Channel fleetBWAS-1714
22.7.1801Took the Sixth Rate La Chevrette (20) from Camaret Bay
4.1802Paid off and laid up in ordinaryBWAS-1714
1.1804Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1804Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1804Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.6.1806Breaking up began at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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