Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.6.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Jenner (d.1782)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1811BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 10"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen300 494Tons BM 


24.10.1778Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

22 Commanding Officers

21.10.1778 - 10.7.1779CommanderThomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799) ADM 6/21/462BWAS-171410.7.1779 - 19.2.1780CommanderHugh Baikie (1739-1816)ADM 10619.2.1780 - 15.9.1780CommanderGeorge Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818) ADM 6/22/91BWAS-17143.10.1780 - 12.2.1781CommanderJoseph Brown (c.1740-?) ADM 6/22/178ADM 6/2212.2.1781 - 25.4.1783CommanderWilliam Yeo (d.1808) ADM 6/22/249BWAS-171421.12.1782 - 25.4.1783CommanderWilliam Thomas (c.1737-1800) ADM 6/22/558ADM 6/221.5.1783 - 13.5.1786CommanderWilliam Thomas (c.1737-1800): on board from 8.5.1783 ADM 6/23/60BWAS-171417.5.1786 - 1788CommanderIsaac George Manley (1755-1837) ADM 6/23/334ADM 6/231790CaptainSir Thomas Spry (1754-1828)BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 8.10.1790CommanderAndrew Christie ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/2421.9.1790 - 22.12.1790CommanderJames Nicoll Morris (1763-1830) ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/246.6.1791 - 5.6.1793CommanderFrancis Laforey (1767-1835) ADM 6/24/124BWAS-17145.6.1793 - 1794CommanderRichard Bridges ADM 6/24/244BWAS-17144.1794 - 10.11.1794CommanderJohn Irwin (d.1812)BWAS-171411.11.1794 - 24.11.1795LieutenantThomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:61624.11.1795 - 13.6.1797CommanderThomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:6167.1797 - 3.1800CommanderJoshua Sydney HortonBWAS-17141801CommanderRichard Dalling Dunn (d.1813)BWAS-17147.1.1802 - 3.3.1804CommanderWilliam Fitzroy (1782-1857)BWAS-171415.1.1802 - 1803CommanderJohn Impey (1772-1858)BWAS-17143.3.1804 - 8.1804CommanderCharles Powys (d.1804)BWAS-171415.8.1804 - 17.8.1805CommanderGeorge Adey Creyke (d.1811)BWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers

20.9.1779 - 19.11.1779Acting MasterThomas Bell (d.c.1804)ADM29-114.3.1781 - 25.4.1783MasterPeter Peterson (d.1815)ADM29-114.10.1789 - 15.5.1790MasterDavid AtchisonADM29-1

1 Crewman

5.5.1800 - 11.1801Ordinary SeamanJohn Alexander (d.1857)NL1865

Service History

9.6.1777Began building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
24.10.1778Completed building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8754.17.4dBWAS-1714
24.10.1778Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
19.12.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
24.5.1779Took the Snow Le Dunkerque (18)
18.6.1779Took the Privateer Le Maraudeur
9.1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1780Took the Privateer Phoenix (14)
1780Took the Packet Mercury
7.4.1780Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.6.1780Took the Sloop Wilkes (14)
21.6.1780Took the Brigantine Griffin (14) off Newfoundland
11.10.1780Paid offADM 51
9.1.1781Taken by La Madame (40) off the Isles of Scilly
13.1.1781Taken by Valiant (74)
29.5.1781Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
26.4.1782Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
25.4.1783Paid offADM 51

Paid off

6.1788Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1788Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2793.0.0dBWAS-1714

Paid off

24.8.1791Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.3.1794Sailed for the West coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
22.5.1796Took the Cutter Le Hazard (2) in the Channel
5.10.1797Sank a privateer lugger off BoulogneBWAS-1714
13.11.1797Took the Lugger L'Epervier (2) BG
11.1.1799Took the Brig Nuestra Señora del Port St Bonaventa (8) TNC
2.1800Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.2.1800Capture of the Pallas
3.1804On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714

Returned home and paid off?

7.1811Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


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