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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.3.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck Class (1769)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1781
Edward GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel115' 7"Imperial Feet35.0639 
Breadth38' 1 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Draught Forward10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Aft14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen893 5994Tons BM 


28.8.1779Broadside 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

6 Ship Commanders

24.8.1779 - 31.8.1781Captain
Philip CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1794
ADM 6/22/19
27.10.1781 - 31.1.1782Captain
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
ADM 6/22/357
ADM 6/22
31.1.1782 - 25.4.1783Captain
Edward Tyrrel SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1812
ADM 6/22/405
25.4.1783 - 31.8.1783Captain
Isaac VaillantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1783
ADM 6/23/252
Issued by
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 23.11.1784
ADM 6/23
10.1787 - 2.1788Lieutenant
Joseph SallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1789
1789 - 20.8.1790Lieutenant
Daniel WoodriffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1805

1 Commissioned Officer

24.1.1782 - 10.8.1782Third Lieutenant
John DawsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
Transfered ADM 6/22/403
ADM 6/22

3 Warrant Officers

1790 - 20.8.1790Purser
John HopperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/101
ADM 6/24
1790 - 20.8.1790Boatswain
Richard MesserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/101
ADM 6/24
1790 - 20.8.1790Carpenter
Samuel JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/101
ADM 6/24

Service History

28.8.1778building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £17966.6.7dBWAS-1714
6.9.1779Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.11.1779Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1854.1.3dBWAS-1714
28.5.1780Sailed with African tradeBWAS-1714
31.8.1781Paid offBWAS-1714
11.2.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
7.1782Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1782Blockade of Cape FrancoisBWAS-1714
2.1.1783Action of 1783-01-02
31.7.1783Paid offADM 51
12.1783Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1784Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6291.14.2dBWAS-1714
2.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
1789Refitted as a 24 gun Unrated Troop Ship
20.8.1790Wrecked on an uncharted rock off Turks Island, one man drownedBWAS-1714


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Posted by Yulen Hernandez on Monday 27th of June 2022 11:50

At the beginning of 1781 she was part of the fleet of Rear-Admiral of the red Sir Peter Parker at Jamaica station

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