Nominal Guns30BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchantman east indiaman 'Duke of Cumberland' (1765) (26)
First Commissioned7.11.1777
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1714
Ship TypeArmed Storeship
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1783BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel115' 10"Imperial Feet35.052 
Breadth37' 10 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen883 8094Tons BM 


11.1777Broadside Weight = 123 Imperial Pound ( 55.7805 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1777200 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers

7.11.1777 - 7.10.1779CommanderWilliam Lockhart (d.1800) ADM 6/21/334BWAS-171414.10.1779 - 20.10.1779CommanderWilliam Denne (c.1733-1791) ADM 6/22/36BWAS-171420.10.1779 - 23.8.1781CaptainWilliam Denne (c.1733-1791) ADM 6/22/39ADM 6/2223.8.1781 - 19.7.1782CaptainJohn Stone ADM 6/22/329BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

11.1779 - 1781Rear-Admiral of the RedFrancis William Drake (1724-1787)BWAS-17141780 - 1781Vice-AdmiralJohn Evans (1717-1794)ref:676

1 Commissioned Officer

19.3.1782 - 19.7.1782LieutenantGeorge BarkerNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

23.8.1781 - 26.6.1782MidshipmanThomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:616

Service History

17.11.1777Began fitting at Deptford BWAS-1714
16.12.1777Completed fitting at Deptford at a cost of £1642.15.4dBWAS-1714
18.12.1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
16.1.1778Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £2375.2.11dBWAS-1714
26.12.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
10.1779Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
20.10.1779Refitted as a 30 gun Fifth Rate Ship
11.1779Recommissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
11.1779Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £3298.19.4dBWAS-1714
30.12.1780Took the Fourth Rate Ship of the Line Prinses Carolina (52) in the Channel

Paid off

4.1783Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook

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