Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor James Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel116' 0 ½"Imperial Feet35.3695 
Breadth37' 11"Imperial Feet11.2812 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen887 3794Tons BM 


18.10.1781Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

4.10.1781 - 12.1783Captain Thomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799) ADM 6/22/348BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 22.11.1790Captain Francis Cole (d.1798) ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/2423.3.1793 - 27.4.1793Commander Robert Manning Hichens (d.1812) ADM 6/24/222ADM 6/241.5.1793 - 2.8.1795Captain Mathew Smith ADM 6/24/234BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

1793Second Lieutenant Thomas Hayward (1767-1797)

1 Crewman

7.5.1793 - 2.8.1795Captain's Servant Charles Allen (1779-1853)NL1865

Service History

18.10.1781building at Bristol - England at a cost of £14594.9.5dBWAS-1714
8.6.1782Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
20.12.1782Capture of the South Carolina
2.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1783Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £16481.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1785Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1785Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5963.9.0dBWAS-1714
6.1791Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
22.10.1794Action off Mauritius
2.8.1795Wrecked off TrincomaleeBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

The Gentleman's Magazine May 1831 p471TGM
Refers to the wreck in an obituary." struck upon a rock, not laid down in any chart, at the entrance of the harbour of Trincomalee."


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