Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1774BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSphinx ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Israel Pownoll (d.1779)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet32.9248 
Length of Keel89' 10 ⅜"Imperial Feet27.1367 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Draught Forward7' 4"Imperial Feet2.2352 
Draught Aft12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen432 5694Tons BM 


20.4.1776Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1794Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1773140Design Complement
1794134 BWAS-1714

15 Ship Commanders

1.8.1776 - 22.2.1777CaptainThe Hon. Charles Phipps (1753-1786) Transfered ADM 6/21/204BWAS-17141.2.1778 - 24.5.1780Captain John Collins (c.1734-1794) ADM 6/22/123
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Confirmed 3.5.1780
28.11.1782 - 16.3.1783Captain John Wainwright (c.1734-1810) ADM 6/22/546ADM 107/56.3.1783 - 15.4.1783Captain John Wainwright (c.1734-1810) Transfered ADM 6/23/29ADM 107/517.4.1783 - 14.10.1787Captain John Hutt (1746-1794) ADM 6/23/52BWAS-171419.3.1794 - 11.1795CaptainSir Thomas Graves ADM 6/25/21BWAS-171431.10.1795 - 3.1797Captain Richard Dacres (1761-1837)BWAS-17143.1797 - 9.1798Captain Stephen Poyntz (d.1847)BWAS-17149.1798 - 12.1801Captain Robert Larkan (d.1830)BWAS-171412.1801 - 4.1802Captain Edward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-17144.1802Captain Charles Wollaston (1777-1845)BWAS-17144.1802 - 4.1803Captain Henry HillBWAS-17144.1803 - 12.1805Captain Bridges Watkinson Taylor (d.1814)BWAS-171412.1805Captain Clotworthy UptonBWAS-17147.1806 - 12.1809CaptainSir James BowenBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1.2.1778 - 24.5.1780CommodoreSir George Collier (1738-1795)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

30.10.1805 - 24.2.1806Master William WattADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers

13.9.1786 - 1787Master's Mate John Bligh (1770-1831)ref:6161802Midshipman Henry BourneNBD1849

1 Crewman

8.4.1800 - 18021st Class Volunteer Peter Bayly (d.1853)NBD1849

Service History

5.1774Began building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
20.4.1776Completed building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10401.9.2dBWAS-1714
20.4.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.7.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
20.8.1776Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
27.10.1776Took the Sloop Independence (10)
24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition
13.10.1779Took the Privateer Revenge
1.1780Operations against Charleston

Paid off

7.1782Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1783Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5960.12.2dBWAS-1714
11.5.1783Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1784Returned home at the end of the yearBWAS-1714
12.1784Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
12.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1793Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1794Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11744.0.0dBWAS-1714
1800In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
29.1.1800Took the Lugger Le Vigoureux (3) BG
5.1803Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.8.1805Took the Brig-Corvette La Faune (16) in the Channel
16.8.1805Took the Corvette La Torche (16)
1807In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1808In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.3.1808Took the Unrated La Marie Galante by landing party
1809In the North SeaBWAS-1714
12.1809Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1809Laid up in ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
1814Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
1825Laid aground as a breakwater?BWAS-1714
13.4.1831Sold to John Small Sedger for £1,130BWAS-1714


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Posted by Alex on Sunday 18th of June 2017 13:36

Hi all,
from the plans of NMM HMS Camilla is obviously a post-ship.
Greets Alex

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