Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.3.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward GreavesBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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

4 Commanding Officers

24.8.1779 - 31.8.1781CaptainPhilip Carteret (1732/33-1796) ADM 6/22/19BWAS-17143.11.1781 - 31.8.1783CaptainEdward Tyrrel SmithBWAS-171410.1787 - 2.1788LieutenantJoseph Sall (d.1790)BWAS-17141789 - 20.8.1790LieutenantDaniel Woodriff (d.1842)BWAS-1714

Service History

28.8.1778building at Limehouse at a cost of £17966.6.7dBWAS-1714
6.9.1779Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.11.1779Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard 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 BWAS-1714
12.1784Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard 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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