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

3 Commanding Officers

17.12.1779 - 10.5.1781CaptainSamuel Graves ADM 6/22/66BWAS-171410.5.1781 - 1781CaptainThomas Lloyd ADM 6/22/285BWAS-17141782 - 2.1783CaptainGeorge Robertson (c.1739-1791)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

26.7.1797 - 30.9.1797GunnerCharles FieldADM29-1

Service History

3.12.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
16.3.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £8196.6.9dBWAS-1714
2.5.1780Sailed with a convoy to QuebecBWAS-1714
16.8.1780Took the Privateer Sloop Jack (14) in the St Lawrence
2.9.1780Took the Privateer Schooner Terrible (4)
29.5.1781Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.7.1781Took the Privateer Ship Venus (16)
18.7.1781Took the Privateer Ship Independence (16)
21.7.1781Took the Privateer Brigantine Diana (10)
16.6.1782Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
27.8.1782Took the Privateer Sloop Tiger (2)
2.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1783Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1783In ordinary?BWAS-1714
7.1783Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard 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
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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