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Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.3.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
Launched30.9.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover - New Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Ladd (d.1790)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked16.11.1803BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet36.5792 
Length of Keel99' 5"Imperial Feet30.1893 
Breadth33' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet10.0775 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen599 5594Tons BM 

Armament


9.1790Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1787CaptainThomas Goldesborough ADM 6/23/439ADM 6/2310.9.1790 - 6.4.1792CaptainGeorge Oakes (d.1797) ADM 6/24/66BWAS-17146.4.1792 - 4.2.1793CaptainAlan Hyde Gardner (1770-1815) ADM 6/24/161BWAS-17144.2.1793 - 18.7.1794CaptainJoseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831) ADM 6/24/202BWAS-171430.8.1794 - 12.1797CaptainPeter Halkett ADM 6/25/75BWAS-171412.1797 - 1799CaptainRobert WinthropBWAS-17141.1800 - 7.1802CaptainIsaac WolleyBWAS-17147.1802 - 6.1803CaptainJohn HayesBWAS-17146.1803 - 17.11.1803CaptainCharles Fielding (1780-1837)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
30.9.1785fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2628.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.11.1790Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3489.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1792Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1792Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4285.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.4.1793Took the Privateer Le Coureur (10) ref:692
30.11.1793Took the Brig L'Espiègle (6) off Ushant
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
12.1797In the North SeaBWAS-1714
5.1798Attack on OstendBWAS-1714
8.1799In the HelderBWAS-1714
9.10.1799Took the Schooner Perseus (6) in the Ems
9.10.1799Took the Corvette Lynx (20) in the Ems
7.1800Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.1802Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1803Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
17.11.1803Wrecked on the Lemon & Ower Bank off Great YarmouthBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820) 
 

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