Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone ClassBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn PelhamBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture18.12.1793BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 6"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Length of Keel90' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 8 ⅜"Imperial Feet8.8487 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen425 2494Tons BM 
Burthen425 8394Tons BM 


28.10.1783Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

21.9.1790 - 14.10.1790CommanderGeorge Brisac ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/2428.10.1790 - 7.2.1793CommanderRichard Rutherford ADM 6/24/82ADM 6/247.2.1793 - 16.5.1793CommanderThomas Francis Fremantle (1765-1819) ADM 6/24/207ADM 6/2416.5.1793 - 18.12.1793CommanderJohn Loring (d.1808) ADM 6/24/239BWAS-1714

Service History

7.11.1783fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1357.9.6dBWAS-1714
1.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1108.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.12.1793Burnt to avoid capture at Toulon while undergoing reparisBWAS-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

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