Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn FisherBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1811BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 7"Imperial Feet38.1071 
Length of Keel103' 1"Imperial Feet31.4029 
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Feet10.7086 
Depth in Hold11' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet3.3719 
Burthen702 6094Tons BM 


20.5.1780Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1778250Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

2.5.1780 - 21.4.1783CaptainThomas Pringle (d.1803) ADM 6/22/122BWAS-171422.11.1790 - 21.11.1790CaptainWilliam Luke ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2416.3.1793 - 30.7.1794CaptainSir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet) (1754-1831) ADM 6/24/221BWAS-171430.7.1794 - 9.1795CaptainThomas Williams (1761-1841) ADM 6/25/69BWAS-17149.1795 - 3.1797CaptainGeorge Countess (1743-1811)BWAS-17143.1797 - 1801CaptainHenry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818)BWAS-17141801LieutenantCharles James Johnston (d.1835)BWAS-17141802 - 2.6.1803CaptainWilliam WallerBWAS-17141809 - 1.9.1810CaptainSamuel Hood Inglefield (1783-1847)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

1.12.1806 - 18.8.1807LieutenantGeorge Brooks (d.1856)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

6.5.1780 - 19.4.1783MasterAndrew TraceyADM29-112.9.1793 - 13.8.1794MasterRobert LilburneADM29-1

3 Petty Officers

8.2.1794 - 1794MidshipmanAugustus Boyd Grant (1773-?)9.1794 - 1794MidshipmanCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD184910.1805 - 1.1809MidshipmanNicholas Atkin (1791-1852)NBD1849

Service History

29.5.1781Sailed for North America with a convoyBWAS-1714
20.1.1782Took the Privateer Le Moustic (8) in the Channel
15.4.1782Sailed for Newfoundland with a convoyBWAS-1714
11.12.1782Took the Privateer La Légère in the Channel
1783Fishery protection in the Shetland IslesBWAS-1714

Paid off

9.1790Began great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £19147.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1686.0.0dBWAS-1714
1794Sailed to HalifaxBWAS-1714
10.12.1795Sailed for West Africa and on to JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.2.1799Daedalus vs Prudente
9.7.1799Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
14.8.1799Operations in the Red SeaBWAS-1714
23.8.1800Took the Merchant Sloop Vrow Cornelia (6) BG
23.8.1800Took the Merchant Brig De Vrow Elizabeth Christiana (6) BG
23.8.1800Took the Unrated Brig Unknown Dutch Brig (16) BG
4.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1607.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1805Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1806Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.3.1807Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.11.1808Capture of Samana
1809On the Jamaica StationBWAS-1714

Paid off

7.1811Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


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