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3419
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.10.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1777BWAS-1714
Launched13.7.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class (1771)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet36.5824 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward8' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen599 8294Tons BM 

Armament


13.7.1779Broadside 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

1780Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.7.1779 - 19.10.1780Captain
John FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1795
BWAS-1714
19.10.1780 - 7.11.1780Captain
Charles Powell HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ADM 6/22/183
ADM 6/22
7.11.1780 - 23.12.1782Captain
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
Transfered ADM 6/22/195
BWAS-1714
23.12.1782 - 1782Captain
Sir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1821
ADM 6/22/559
ADM 6/22
23.12.1782 - 9.1.1784Captain
John GibsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1804
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 - 22.11.1790Captain
Thomas HawkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1799
ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 4.6.1791Captain
George CountessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1810
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
4.6.1791 - 23.1.1793Captain
Edward RiouBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1793
ADM 6/24/124
ADM 6/24
24.1.1793 - 2.10.1794Captain
Mark RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
Transfered ADM 6/24/197
ADM 6/24
1.1795 - 7.1795Captain
William PierrepontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1812
BWAS-1714
7.1795 - 11.1796Captain
William CarthewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1812
BWAS-1714
4.1796 - 11.1798Captain
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
BWAS-1714
11.1798 - 4.1801Captain
Charles PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1839
BWAS-1714
4.1801 - 10.1801Captain
The Hon. Philip WodehouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
BWAS-1714
10.1801 - 1803Captain
Adam MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1823
BWAS-1714
11.1803 - 10.1804Captain
Francis VesseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1804
BWAS-1714
10.1804 - 5.1806Captain
Robert BarrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1837
BWAS-1714
5.1806 - 9.1806Captain
Richard Budd VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1816
BWAS-1714
9.1806 - 1809Captain
Thomas SmythBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1809
BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.8.1779 - 4.11.1780Second Lieutenant
John IrwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1801
ADM 6/22/18
ADM 6/22
4.11.1790 - 21.11.1790First Lieutenant
Richard WorsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
4.11.1790 - 3.11.1790Second Lieutenant
d'Arcy PrestonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1896
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 23.12.1790First Lieutenant
Jeremiah DawkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1782-1798
Transfered ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Sir Thomas LivingstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24
24.1.1793 - 11.3.1795Lieutenant
Edward Walpole BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1840
NBD1849
1.3.1799 - 27.3.1800Acting Lieutenant
Parkins PrynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
NAO
20.5.1805 - 31.3.1806First Lieutenant
William PardoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1797 - 11.1798Midshipman
Robert YuleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
27.1.1799 - 1799Midshipman
William Silvester AddingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1830
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
13.7.1779building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £6414.14.0dBWAS-1714
18.7.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
4.9.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5989.17.2dBWAS-1714
22.10.1779Sailed to the coast of PortugalBWAS-1714
12.1780Sailed to GibraltarBWAS-1714
16.7.1782Took the Privateer
L'Angélique 1782-1782
French Privateer

9.1.1784

Paid off

ADM 51
1.1790Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1790Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4550.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1381.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.3.1798Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
8.1800At FerrolBWAS-1714
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
18.11.1800Took the Ship
Santiago (10) 1800-1800
Spanish 10 Gun
Privateer Ship
in the Channel

1803Operations in the Dutch West IndiesBWAS-1714
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
10.1803Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1804Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1805Irish stationBWAS-1714
25.6.1805Took the Corvette
La Vaillante (22) 1801-1805
French 22 Gun
Privateer Corvette

1806Irish stationBWAS-1714
1808Stationed in the Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
20.10.1808Took the Lugger
Le Point de Jour (3) 1808-1808
French 3 Gun
Privateer Lugger
BWAS-1714
2.3.1809Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1811Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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