Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal 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 Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756/07/13240Design Complement 


1757/101759/06CaptainHyde ParkerBWAS-1714
17591763/03CaptainJames LogieBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1758/01/251759/11LieutenantHyde ParkerODNB

Service History

DateEvent Source
1757/10/27building at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £13642.11.3dBWAS-1714
1757/12/04Took the Privateer Frigate Le Dragon  
1758Sank the Bayonne Privateer L'Intrépide BWAS-1714
1758Took the Privateer La Nymphe  
1758Took the Privateer Le Vengeur  
1759/04/17Took the Privateer Le Basque in the Latitude of 46. 00. about 200 leagues to the Westward of Cape ClearBG
1759/07/03Bombardment of Le Havre 
1760/02/28Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Blonde off the Isle of Man 
1760/02/28Took the Sixth Rate Frigate Terpsichore off the Isle of Man 
1760/02/28Action of 1760-02-28 
1761Took the Privateer Le Malouin  
1761Took the Privateer Le Mignonne  
1761/06/13Action of 13th June 1761 
1761/08/13Bellona vs Le Courageux 
1762/04/10Took the Privateer Le Curieux and carried in PlymouthBG
1763Took the Privateer L'Espérance  
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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