Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHarwich - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph GrahamBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen680 7794Tons BM 


26.5.1785Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

9.1808Broadside Weight = 466 Imperial Pound ( 211.331 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

19.7.1790 - 29.3.1791CaptainJohn Samuel Smith ADM 6/24/52BWAS-171414.2.1793 - 9.5.1794CaptainThomas Troubridge (1758-1807) ADM 6/24/209BWAS-17141.1795 - 9.1796CaptainRowley BulteelBWAS-171412.1798 - 1800CaptainEdward Leveson Gower (1776-1853)BWAS-17141801CaptainDavid LloydBWAS-17141801 - 1802CaptainBernard Hale (d.1802)BWAS-17141802CaptainRichard PeacockeBWAS-17148.1803 - 1804CaptainEdward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-17143.1805 - 1806CaptainJoseph Baker (1767-1817)BWAS-17149.1808 - 10.1810CaptainWilliam Roberts (d.1811)BWAS-171410.1810 - 8.1815CaptainCharles DilkesBWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

21.10.1798 - 31.12.1798GunnerWilliam LongADM29-125.10.1812 - 22.6.1813BoatswainWilliam Colford (d.1813)BG

3 Petty Officers

1801MidshipmanDyer BondNBD184910.1808 - 7.1810MidshipmanThomas Kendall (d.1847)NBD18492.1811 - 1811MidshipmanWilliam Anley (d.1880)NBD1849

Service History

7.6.1786fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.8.1790Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2795.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4066.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.1793Took a 14-gun privateer in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.5.1794Taken by the French off Cape ClearBWAS-1714
29.5.1794Taken by Carysfort (28) Off Lands End
23.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1798Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714

Docked at Plymouth

3.1799Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise

4.1799Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
25.12.1799Took the Privateer Santa Levivate y Aniiniums (2) Off Oporto
5.4.1801Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1802In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1803Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
10.1803Completed fittingBWAS-1714
4.1805At SheernessBWAS-1714
3.1806Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1809Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
14.3.1809Capture of the d'Hautpoult
27.3.1809Attempted cutting out operation at Port Marin, MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.4.1809Chase of the d'Hautpoule off Porto RicoBWAS-1714
17.4.1809Took the Ship of the Line Le Hautpoult (74) off Puerto Rico
1811Jamaica and Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1812Jamaica and Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
21.10.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
22.6.1813Took the Privateer La Fortune (2) losing 4 killed, 9 wounded Montgat BG
25.1.1814Took the Privateer L'Heureux (1) Off Barcelona
25.1.1814Took the Privateer La Minute (1) Off Barcelona
8.1815Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
22.7.1819Sold to G. Bailey at Portsmouth for £2,650BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 16th of July 2012 20:27

9 May 1794 Castor 36 captain Thomas Troubridge taken by the French from Nielly’s squadron while escorting a convoy home from North America, off Cape Clear, Ref Wiki

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