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3737
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Le Rostan' (1757) (32)
Named20.6.1758BWAS-1714
Captured3.2.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.10.1758
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold13.6.1777BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 5"Imperial Feet39.6282 
Length of Keel107' 6 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Breadth35' 9"Imperial Feet10.7137 
Depth in Hold11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen731 894Tons BM 

Armament


10.1758Broadside Weight = 168 Imperial Pound ( 76.188 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1758 - 26.5.1762CaptainThomas Collingwood (d.1780) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-171426.5.1762 - 4.11.1762CaptainRobert Brice (c.1730-1805) ADM 6/19/453
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 6.12.1762
BWAS-1714
27.11.1770 - 29.6.1771CaptainJohn Staunton (d.1797) ADM 6/20/318BWAS-171429.6.1771 - 1.11.1772CaptainJohn Corner (c.1727-1772)† ADM 6/20/388BWAS-17142.11.1772 - 23.8.1774CaptainCharles Thompson (1740-1799) ADM 6/21/22
Issued by William Parry (d.1779), Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 31.3.1774
BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1771 - 9.1775MidshipmanWilliam Bligh (1754-1817)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
13.6.1758Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4865.2.3dBWAS-1714
22.1.1759fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2333.15.5dBWAS-1714
23.4.1759Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.8.1759Took the Sixth Rate Ship Le Berkeley (26)
16.8.1759Took the Fifth Rate Frigate L'Hermione (26)
15.8.1760Took the Privateer Le Saint Antoine
22.8.1760Took the Privateer Le Saint Michel
2.3.1761Took the Privateer Le Colibri
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
10.1762Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
14.10.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.11.1762Paid offADM 51
11.1763Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £5533.18.10dBWAS-1714
10.1770Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1771Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3964.18.0dBWAS-1714
23.9.1771Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
23.8.1774

Paid off

BWAS-1714
13.6.1777Sold at Woolwich to Duncan Campbell for £805BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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