Nominal Guns32
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Blonde' (1755) (30)
First Commissioned27.8.1760
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde ClassNNF-1715
Designed byJean-Joseph GinouxNNF-1715
ConstructorJean-Joseph Ginoux (1723-1785)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 0"Imperial Feet40.5384 
Length of Keel109' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet33.2296 
Breadth34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen703 5794Tons BM 


8.1760Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1760220 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers

27.8.1760 - 20.2.1763CaptainArchibald Kennedy (1720-1794) ADM 6/19/193BWAS-17144.12.1775 - 9.1.1777CaptainPhilimon Pownoll (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/21/140BWAS-17149.1.1777 - 8.5.1779CaptainJohn Milligan (d.1788) ADM 6/21/248BWAS-17147.2.1779 - 23.9.1781CaptainAndrew Barkley (c.1737-1790) ADM 107/23/229
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 7.7.1784
24.9.1781 - 21.5.1782CaptainEdward Thornbrough (1754-1834) ADM 6/22/488
Issued by Thomas Graves (1725-1802), North America
Commission confirmed 3.7.1782

1 Commissioned Officer

6.1776 - 7.11.1776Acting Second LieutemamtWilliam BurchellNDARVII

Service History

2.7.1760Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3855.17.1dBWAS-1714
19.8.1760Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.10.1760Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4319.13.1dBWAS-1714
3.1761Took an 18-gun West-Indiaman and a 12-gun privateerBWAS-1714
11.2.1762Took the Ship Boutin (20) BG
20.2.1763Paid offADM 51
11.1770Began great repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
12.1772Completed great repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £11727.19.2dBWAS-1714
11.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4233.6.2dBWAS-1714
7.4.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
18.4.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
31.5.1778Took the Brig Washington (12)
7.5.1779Took the Privateer Resolution
24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition
18.9.1780Took the Ship Hannibal (24)
30.9.1781Paid offADM 51


NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NDARVIINaval Documents of the American Revolution Vol VIIWilliam Bell Clark, EditorDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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