Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down13.9.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.5.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPleasant FennBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture7.8.1778BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 7 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel97' 2 ⅛"Imperial Feet29.5688 
Breadth33' 10 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen593 1494Tons BM 


5.9.1758Broadside 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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

22.5.1758 - 13.9.1763CaptainCharles Webber (d.1783) ADM 6/18/516BWAS-171413.9.1763 - 27.9.1763CaptainCharles Webber (d.1783) ADM 6/19/537ADM 6/1926.5.1768 - 25.9.1770CaptainWilliam Greenwood (c.1720-1796) ADM 6/20/206ADM 6/2025.9.1770 - 5.10.1772CaptainJohn Brisbane (d.1807) ADM 6/20/293BWAS-17145.10.1772 - 3.12.1774CaptainHugh Dalrymple (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/20/458BWAS-17143.12.1774 - 25.7.1775CaptainJames Chads (c.1724-1781) ADM 6/21/61BWAS-171425.7.1775 - 5.8.1778CaptainJohn Symons (c.1732-1799) ADM 6/20/107BWAS-1714

Service History

5.9.1758building at East Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £5276.17.5dBWAS-1714
11.9.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.11.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4227.3.6dBWAS-1714
18.2.1759Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
29.11.1760Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle
19.2.1761Took the Sloop Le Deal Castle (24)
26.1.1762Took the Privateer La Floride
26.1.1762Took the Privateer La Souris
6.6.1762Operations against Havana

Paid off

3.1769Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1769Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6551.7.11dBWAS-1714
10.1770Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1770Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1137.18.10dBWAS-1714
1772In the ChannelBWAS-1714
20.4.1775Sailed from Portsmouth for Boston with generals Howe, Clinton and Burgoyne on boardTRv1
7.8.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island
5.8.1778Burnt to avoid capture at Rhode IslandBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
TRv1The Remembrancer, or impartial repository of public events, Volume 1Thomas PownallDigital Book

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