Nominal Guns28
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1771/09/09
First Commissioned1775/04
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams
ConstructorAdam Hayes
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Broken Up1807/08


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 


1774/08/24Broadside 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
1771/01/03200Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1775/04 - 1779CaptainSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich)BWAS-17141780/01 - 1781/08CaptainPatrick LeslieBWAS-17141781/08 - 1783CaptainJohn Willett PayneBWAS-17141783 - 1784/05CaptainWilliam CarnegieBWAS-17141790/05 - 1791/03LieutenantEdward HoworthBWAS-17141792/12 - 1797LieutenantM. J. StuartBWAS-17141797 - 1803LieutenantJohn YettsBWAS-17141803/03 - 1806LieutenantWilliam SomervilleBWAS-17141806 - 1806/05LieutenantWilliam Collins BarkerBWAS-1714

Warrant Officers

1779/03/06 - 1780/01/28MasterPeter PetersonADM29-11796/08/09 - 1797/07/25GunnerCharles FieldADM29-1

Petty Officers

1794/01/01 - 1798/03/10MidshipmanGeorge AntramNBD18491803/03 - 1804/01Master's MateSimon Edward AntramNBD1849

Service History

1774/08/24building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £11168.11.6dBWAS-1714
1775/04Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1775/06/20Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3564.17.0dBWAS-1714
1781Still in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1781/07Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1781/08Paid off and then recommissionedBWAS-1714
1781/10Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5185.19.2dBWAS-1714
1782/04/27Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1782/10/04Took the Privateer Ship Mohawk (22)
1784/05Paid offBWAS-1714
1790/05fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1791/03Moved to the Tower and decommissionedBWAS-1714
1792/12Recommissioned as a holding ship for impressed menBWAS-1714
1807/08Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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