Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.7.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.10.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up21.9.1814BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 5"Imperial Feet38.4097 
Length of Keel104' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet31.7056 
Breadth35' 2 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Draught Forward8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen689 1794Tons BM 


26.11.1779Broadside 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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers

27.10.1779 - 4.12.1782CaptainThe Hon. George Murray (1741-1797): on board from 3.11.1779 ADM 6/22/41BWAS-17144.12.1782 - 15.4.1783CaptainHenry Harvey (1737-1810) ADM 6/23/550BWAS-171422.11.1790CaptainThomas Hamilton ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2421.1.1793 - 6.1795CaptainAlexander John Ball (1757-1809) ADM 6/24/196BWAS-17146.1795 - 1796CaptainCharles Vinicombe PenroseBWAS-17141796 - 9.1797CaptainCharles Rowley (1770-1845)BWAS-17147.1797 - 12.1801CaptainIsrael PellewBWAS-17147.1804 - 8.1804CaptainCharles Fullerton Elphinstone (1784-1807)BWAS-17148.1804 - 17.2.1805CaptainSir Robert Lawrie (6th Baronet of Maxwelton) (1746-1848)BWAS-17147.1805 - 9.1806CaptainJohn WrightBWAS-171422.9.1806 - 8.1808CaptainRobert SimpsonBWAS-17148.1808 - 10.1810CaptainSamuel John PechellBWAS-171410.1810 - 11.1811CaptainCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD18497.1811 - 12.1812CaptainSamuel John PechellBWAS-171412.1812 - 1814CaptainCharles GillBWAS-17141814 - 19.7.1814CaptainWilliam M'CullochBWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

19.6.1798 - 15.10.1799LieutenantGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN8.5.1804 - 17.2.1805LieutenantJames CrookeNBD18491805 - 16.2.1805First LieutenantWilliam Balfour (1781-1846)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers

15.10.1779 - 29.12.1782MidshipmanHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)ref:61611.8.1804 - 17.2.1805MidshipmanHenry Baker (d.1851)NBD184910.1804 - 17.2.1805MidshipmanProvo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD1849

Service History

26.11.1779building at Bristol - England at a cost of £9202.0.0dBWAS-1714
1780Began coppering and fitting at Bristol - England BWAS-1714
15.6.1780Took the Frigate Le Stanislas (26) off Bermuda
3.7.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Bristol - England at a cost of £5563.1.5dBWAS-1714
11.11.1780Took the Privateer La Comtesse de Provence (18) in the Norht Sea
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank

Paid off

8.1783Began fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
9.1783Completed fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1790Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1791Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8843.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6350.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.3.1793Took the Privateer Trois Amis (4) in the North Sea
18.5.1794Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
3.3.1796Took the Privateer L'Aurore on the Halifax Station
22.4.1796Took the Privateer L'Aurore (10) on the American coast
16.12.1796Took the Brig L'Hirondelle (12) in Latitude 48 deg. 42 min. N . Longitude 20 deg. 31 min. W.BG
26.3.1798Took the Privateer L'Emilie (16) in the Channel
8.1798Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
12.1801Returned homeBWAS-1714
7.1802Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1804Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
17.2.1805Taken by Ville de Milan (40) off Bermuda
23.2.1805Retaken by Leander (52) BWAS-1714
21.1.1809Capture of the Topaze
22.1.1809Took the Frigate La Topaze (40) in the Atlantic
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
2.1809Capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
11.12.1811Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714

Paid off

21.9.1814Break up completed at DeptfordBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BPvNBiografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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