Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1756/08/28BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassVenus Class
Designed byThomas SladeBWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas BucknallBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck128' 4"Imperial Yard117.0432 (384′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel106' 2 ⅝"Imperial Yard96.9264 (318′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Yard32.004 (105′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Yard10.9728 (36′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen718 3894Tons BM 


1757/10/27Broadside Weight = 189 Imperial Pound ( 85.7118 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756/07/13240Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1757/10 - 1759/06CaptainHyde ParkerBWAS-17141759 - 1763/03CaptainJames LogieBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1758/01/25 - 1759/11LieutenantHyde ParkerODNB

Service History

1757/10/27building at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £13642.11.3dBWAS-1714
1757/12/04Took the Privateer Frigate Le Dragon (24)
1758Sank the Bayonne Privateer L'Intrépide (14) BWAS-1714
1758Took the Privateer La Nymphe (20)
1758Took the Privateer Le Vengeur (12)
1759/04/17Took the Privateer Le Basque (22) in the Latitude of 46. 00. about 200 leagues to the Westward of Cape ClearBG
1759/07/03Bombardment of Le Havre
1760/02/28Action of 28 February 1760
1760/02/28Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Blonde (30) off the Isle of Man
1760/02/28Took the Sixth Rate Frigate Terpsichore (28) off the Isle of Man
1761Took the Privateer Le Malouin (6)
1761Took the Privateer Le Mignonne (8)
1761/06/13Action of 13 June 1761
1761/08/13Bellona vs Le Courageux
1762/04/10Took the Privateer Le Curieux (6) and carried in PlymouthBG
1763Took the Privateer L'Espérance (6)
1763/03Paid offBWAS-1714
1776/11/01Sold at Deptford for £800BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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Posted by Robert Boon on Saturday 11th of February 2017 15:13

Admiralty Office, April 8.
Captain Parker, of His Majesty's Ship the Brilliant is arrived at Plymouth, and has brought in with him two Ships he took in his late Cruize, one called La Nymphe of Grandvill, commanded by Jacques de la Forterie, and has 20 six Pounder Guns and 160 Men; the other La Vengeur of Dunkirk, commanded by Gaspard Lyon, mounts 22 six Pounder Guns and had 90 Men.

London Gazette Publication date: 4 April 1758 Issue: 9780 Page:2

Gaspard Lyon already has an entry as Gaspard Lion

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