Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Danae' (1763) (32)
First Commissioned17.12.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardIndret - Nantes NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1797BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck129' 3"Imperial Feet39.3218 
Length of Keel107' 2 ⅞"Imperial Feet32.6358 
Breadth34' 9"Imperial Feet10.4204 
Depth in Hold10' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen688 7794Tons BM 


12.1779Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1779220 BWAS-1714

16 Commanding Officers

17.12.1779 - 10.5.1781CaptainSamuel Graves ADM 6/22/66BWAS-171410.5.1781 - 13.8.1782CaptainThomas Lloyd ADM 6/22/285BWAS-17141.5.1782 - 18.1.1783CaptainGeorge Robertson (c.1739-1791) ADM 6/22/461BWAS-171415.1.1783 - 16.1.1783CaptainJohn Hutt (1746-1794) ADM 6/23/10ADM 6/2316.1.1783 - 18.1.1783CaptainEdward Bowater ADM 6/23/10ADM 6/2318.1.1783 - 20.1.1783CaptainJohn Buchanan (c.1735-1791) ADM 6/23/12ADM 6/2320.1.1783 - 21.1.1783CaptainJohn Maitland (d.1790) ADM 6/23/12ADM 6/2321.1.1783 - 11.4.1783CaptainSir James Mantle Barclay (7th Baronet of Pierston) (1750-1793) ADM 6/23/13ADM 6/2321.9.1790 - 22.11.1790CaptainWilliam Smith ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/2422.11.1790CaptainGeorge Hart ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2425.6.1793CaptainIsrael Pellew ADM 6/24/249ADM 6/2410.10.1793CaptainScory Barker (d.1797) ADM 6/24/273ADM 6/242.3.1794CaptainCharles Hare (d.1801) ADM 6/25/17ADM 6/254.8.1794CaptainWilliam Pierrepont ADM 6/25/70ADM 6/2528.8.1794CaptainHenry Roberts (1757-1796) ADM 6/25/81ADM 6/2521.10.1794CaptainJoshua Mulock (d.1805) ADM 6/25/98ADM 6/25

1 Warrant Officer

26.7.1797 - 30.9.1797GunnerCharles FieldADM29-1

Service History

3.12.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
16.3.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8196.6.9dBWAS-1714
2.5.1780Sailed with a convoy to QuebecBWAS-1714
16.8.1780Took the Sloop Jack (14) in the St Lawrence
2.9.1780Took the Schooner Terrible (4)
29.5.1781Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.7.1781Took the Ship Venus (16)
18.7.1781Took the Ship Independence (16)
21.7.1781Took the Brigantine Diana (10)
16.6.1782Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
27.8.1782Took the Sloop Tiger (2)
2.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1783Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1783In ordinary?BWAS-1714
7.1783Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5619.16.9dBWAS-1714
10.1797Sold at WoolwichBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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