Coventry

3722
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.4.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down31.5.1756BWAS-1714
Launched20.5.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.2.1757
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured12.1.1783BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'Le Coventry' (1783) (28)

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.2.1757 - 4.10.1759CaptainCarr Scrope (c.1719-1762) ADM 6/18/355BWAS-17144.10.1759 - 13.10.1760CaptainFrancis Burslem (1723-1801) ADM 6/19/100BWAS-171413.10.1760 - 21.11.1760CaptainJohn Eliot (1742-1769) ADM 6/19/203ADM 6/1921.11.1760 - 19.3.1763CaptainRobert Carpenter (c.1734-1773) ADM 6/19/209BWAS-17149.4.1763 - 14.12.1765CaptainArchibald Kennedy (1720-1794) ADM 6/19/480BWAS-171414.12.1765 - 1.7.1766CaptainJohn Corner (c.1727-1772) ADM 6/20/100ADM 6/201.7.1766 - 15.2.1768CaptainArchibald Kennedy (1720-1794) ADM 6/20/126ADM 6/2014.1.1775 - 25.6.1777CaptainBenjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/21/63BWAS-171426.6.1777 - 25.10.1778CaptainJohn Alexander Panton (d.1781)BWAS-171425.10.1778 - 5.9.1782CaptainAndrew Mitchell (1757-1806) ADM 6/22/325
Issued by Sir Edward Vernon (1723-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 16.8.1781
BWAS-1714
14.9.1782 - 12.1.1783CaptainWilliam Wolseley (1756-1842) ADM 6/23/195
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 3.3.1784
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


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

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1757 - 1757PurserAndrew RutherfordB1036.2.1781 - 3.4.1781Acting BoatswainWilliam CunninghamADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
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 Privateer 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 Privateer 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)
31.12.1762Took the Privateer Le Groignard (12)
3.1763Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
19.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1763Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3538.16.0dBWAS-1714
23.7.1763Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
15.2.1768

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.6.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
22.3.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
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
1.1775RecommissionedBWAS-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 Fifth Rate 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
B103Battles of the British Navy Vol IJoseph AllenDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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