Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down31.5.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.2.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Henry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'Le Coventry' (1783) (28)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet35.9855 
Length of Keel97' 0 ½"Imperial Feet29.5783 
Breadth34' 0 ⅞"Imperial Feet10.3854 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen599 2594Tons BM 


1757Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

2.2.1780Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1757200 BWAS-1714

11 Ship Commanders

10.2.1757 - 4.10.1759Captain Carr Scrope (c.1719-1762) ADM 6/18/355BWAS-17144.10.1759 - 13.10.1760Captain Francis Burslem (1723-1801) ADM 6/19/100BWAS-171413.10.1760 - 21.11.1760Captain John Eliot (1742-1769) Transfered ADM 6/19/203ADM 6/1921.11.1760 - 19.3.1763Captain Robert Carpenter (c.1734-1773) ADM 6/19/209BWAS-17149.4.1763 - 14.12.1765Captain Archibald Kennedy (1720-1794) ADM 6/19/480BWAS-171414.12.1765 - 1.7.1766Captain John Corner (c.1727-1772) ADM 6/20/100ADM 6/201.7.1766 - 15.2.1768Captain Archibald Kennedy (1720-1794) ADM 6/20/126ADM 6/2014.1.1775 - 25.6.1777Captain Benjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/21/63BWAS-171426.6.1777 - 25.10.1778Captain John Alexander Panton (d.1781)BWAS-171425.10.1778 - 5.9.1782Captain Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806) ADM 6/22/325
Issued by Sir Edward Vernon (1723-1794), East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 16.8.1781
14.9.1782 - 12.1.1783Captain William Wolseley (1756-1842) ADM 6/23/195
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 3.3.1784

1 Commissioned Officer

28.3.1760 - 30.9.1761Second Lieutenant Primrose Dalrymple (1737-1767) ADM 6/19/151ref:849

2 Warrant Officers

5.1757 - 1757Purser Andrew RutherfordB1036.2.1781 - 3.4.1781Acting Boatswain William CunninghamADM 29-1

1 Crewman

1758 - 6.5.1758Able Seaman Randal McDonald Transfered ADM 36/4801/118ADM 36

Service History

20.5.1757building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £5130.5.6dBWAS-1714
6.6.1757Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
31.7.1757Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3976.19.9dBWAS-1714
10.1757Rochefort ExpeditionBWAS-1714
4.12.1757Took the Frigate Le Dragon (24)
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
1759Took the Privateer La Morech (18)
1759Took the Privateer La Mouche (8)
12.3.1759Action of 12/13th March 1759
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
15.5.1760Took the Privateer Le Samson (24)
3.1762Took the Snow L'Audacieux (10) off the Westward of Cape Clear, in the Latitude of 50 Degrees NorthBG
25.3.1762Took the Privateer Le Guerrier (10)
2.12.1762Took the Privateer Dos Amigos (8)
30.12.1762Took the Privateer Le Groignard (12) in the Latitude of 46° 30' North, and Longitude 8° 00' West from Cape ClearBG
3.1763Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714

Paid off

6.1763Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3538.16.0dBWAS-1714
23.7.1763Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714

Paid off

12.1770Began great repair at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1714
5.1772Completed great repair at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £8022.5.11dBWAS-1714
12.1774Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2560.4.10dBWAS-1714
28.3.1775Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
10.8.1778Second Battle of Pondicherry
25.8.1778Took the Frigate Le Sartine (26) in the East Indies
12.8.1782Bellone vs Coventry
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
12.1.1783Taken by Suffren's squadron off Ganjam in the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714


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