Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.4.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames MenetonBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 9"Imperial Feet10.1346 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen602 8094Tons BM 


31.7.1779Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

14.7.1779 - 30.6.1780CaptainJohn Robinson (c.1733-c.1807)BWAS-171424.12.1781 - 19.4.1784CaptainBrabazon Christian (1755-1789) ADM 6/22/389BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 10.1791CaptainJames Cotes (d.1802) ADM 6/24/27BWAS-17148.6.1793 - bef.6.1795CaptainDavidge Gould (1758-1847) ADM 6/24/245BWAS-17147.1795 - 5.1796CaptainWilliam Hotham (1772-1848)BWAS-17142.1800 - 4.1804CommanderJohn Fyffe (d.1835)BWAS-17149.1804 - 1.1805CommanderGilbert HeathcoteBWAS-17141.1805 - 1807CommanderFrancis DouglasBWAS-1714

Service History

31.7.1779building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £6878.8.7dBWAS-1714
31.7.1779Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.9.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6937.10.4dBWAS-1714
2.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
22.4.1782Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1.1783Took the Brig Railleur (14)
10.2.1783Took the Privateer L'Aimable Catichette

Paid off

12.1785Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1787Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £10084.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
6.1790Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £3608.0.0dBWAS-1714

Paid off

13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres

Paid off

1.1800Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1800Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
3.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6408.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
1801In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1802In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1803In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1804Recommissioned as a guard ship at LymingtonBWAS-1714

Paid off

3.1807Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
3.1807fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1812In ordinaryBWAS-1714
1.9.1814Sold at Portsmouth for £1,360BWAS-1714


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