Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer frigate 'Le Dragon' (1756)
First Commissioned1758/10/17
ShipyardBayonne BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck121' 9 ½"Imperial Feet36.8935
Length of Keel101' 6"Imperial Feet30.9372
Breadth31' 10"Imperial Feet9.4488
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004
Burthen546 7294Tons BM
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen400French Tonneaux391.6


1758/10Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource


1758/10/171759/02/01CaptainJoseph DeaneBWAS-1714
1759/02/011760/03CaptainJohn ElphinstonBWAS-1714
1760/03/311760/06/20CaptainNathaniel BatemanBWAS-1714

Warrant Officers

1759/05/131760/06/20MasterGeorge TeerIPC

Service History

DateEvent Source
1758/06/05Purchased at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £2641.17.2dBWAS-1714
1759/01Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1759/02Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4285.18.0dBWAS-1714
1759/02/16Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1760/06/20Wrecked in the St LawrenceBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:692 Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
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