Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1787BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel114' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet34.7631 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen905 1294Tons BM 


5.1786Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers

10.1787 - 1.1788LieutenantThomas SpryBWAS-17145.1790 - 9.1795LieutenantJohn DrummondBWAS-17149.1795 - 12.1796CommanderThomas Wilson (d.1803)BWAS-171412.1796 - 6.1801LieutenantHenry Kent (d.1801)BWAS-17148.1802 - 9.1802LieutenantJohn BrownBWAS-1714

Service History

27.12.1690Took the Ship Le Croissant (8)
1786Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1787Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5255.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1790Recommissioned as a troop shipBWAS-1714
6.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
22.6.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1554.0.0dBWAS-1714
1795Transfered to the transport boardBWAS-1714
3.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1765.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.3.1797Took the Unrated Los Magallanes (4)
7.1797Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
10.1798Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
6.1799Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1800Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
6.1800Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1802Returned to England and paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
1806fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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