Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Fifth Rate frigate 'Boston' (1776) (24)
ShipyardNewburyport - Massachusetts DANFS
ConstructorRalph CrossDANFS
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 3"Imperial Feet34.7526 
Length of Keel94' 3"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen513 3494Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1780200 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers

15.5.1780 - 12.7.1781CaptainThomas Tonken (c.1732-1791): on board from 16.5.1780 ADM 6/22/156
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 1.8.1780
ADM 6/22
15.5.1780 - 21.7.1781CaptainHenry Francis Evans (c.1741/42-1781)BWAS-171422.7.1781 - 29.11.1781CommanderRupert GeorgeBWAS-171429.11.1781 - 17.12.1782CaptainRupert George ADM 6/22/478
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 11.6.1782
14.12.1782 - 2.2.1783CaptainWalter Griffith ADM 6/23/19
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 27.1.1783
ADM 6/23

Service History

15.5.1780Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £4500.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.6.1781Took the Brig Flying Fish (12)
7.7.1781Took the Privateer Hero
8.7.1781Took the Brig Swift (8)
21.7.1781Action of 1781-07-21
21.2.1782Took the Brig Navarro (10)
21.2.1782Took the Ship Philadelphia (10)
11.2.1783Arrived at Deptford and paid offBWAS-1714
22.2.1783Paid offADM 51
24.4.1783Sold at Deptford for £505BWAS-1714


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