Nominal Guns28
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.9.1771
First Commissioned4.1775
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up8.1807


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 6"Imperial Feet10.1092 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward7' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Draught Aft12' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen593 8994Tons BM 


24.8.1774Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

1781Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

4.1775 - 1779CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich) (1733-1803)BWAS-17141.1780 - 8.1781CaptainPatrick Leslie (d.1783)BWAS-17148.1781 - 1783CaptainJohn Willett Payne (1752-1803)BWAS-17141783 - 5.1784CaptainWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)BWAS-17145.1790 - 3.1791LieutenantEdward Howorth (d.1797)BWAS-171412.1792 - 1797LieutenantM. J. StuartBWAS-17141797 - 1803LieutenantJohn Yetts (d.1820)BWAS-17143.1803 - 1806LieutenantWilliam SomervilleBWAS-17141806 - 5.1806LieutenantWilliam Collins Barker (1779-1848)BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

6.3.1779 - 28.1.1780MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-19.8.1796 - 25.7.1797GunnerCharles FieldADM29-1

2 Petty Officers

1.1.1794 - 10.3.1798MidshipmanGeorge Antram (d.1847)NBD18493.1803 - 1.1804Master's MateSimon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD1849

Service History

24.8.1774building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £11168.11.6dBWAS-1714
4.1775Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
20.6.1775Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3564.17.0dBWAS-1714
1781Still in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1781Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1781Paid off and then recommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1781Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5185.19.2dBWAS-1714
27.4.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.10.1782Took the Privateer Ship Mohawk (22)
5.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1790fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1791Moved to the Tower and decommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1792Recommissioned as a holding ship for impressed menBWAS-1714
8.1807Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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