Nominal Guns12BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1787
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandwich - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassChilders Class - Modified
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAndrew HillsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 11"Imperial Feet23.7776 
Length of Keel60' 8"Imperial Feet18.4912 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen201 6494Tons BM 


17.8.1784Broadside Weight = 47 Imperial Pound ( 21.3148 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
178180Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

23.4.1787 - 26.8.1788CommanderJohn Osborn ADM 6/23/394BWAS-171426.8.1788 - 25.3.1789CommanderDavidge Gould (1758-1847) ADM 6/23/475BWAS-171412.1789 - 13.8.1790CommanderRobert Stopford (1768-1847)BWAS-171413.8.1790 - 21.9.1790CaptainRichard Rundle Burgess (1754-1797) ADM 6/24/60BWAS-171424.12.1790 - 21.10.1791CommanderWilliam Nowell (d.1828) ADM 6/24/97N-GAZ22.10.1791 - 24.10.1794CommanderWilliam Nowell (d.1828) ADM 6/24/142ADM 6/2424.10.1794 - 18.6.1795CommanderGeorge Byng ADM 6/25/99BWAS-171418.6.1795 - 22.12.1795CommanderCharles EkinsBWAS-171424.11.1795 - 2.1796CommanderThomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-1714

Service History

2.1783Began building at Sandwich - Kent BWAS-1714
17.8.1784Completed building at Sandwich - Kent at a cost of £1943.19.9dBWAS-1714
17.8.1784Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
31.8.1784Laid up incomplete at DeptfordBWAS-1714
31.8.1784Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1126.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1787Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1787Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1630.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.2.1793Took the Privateer Jeune Marie (2) in the Channel
21.2.1793Took the Privateer Sloop Le Jean Bart (6) in the Channel
13.4.1793Took the Privateer Cutter La Fantaisie (8) in the Channel
20.11.1795Took the Privateer L'Eleonore in the North Sea
2.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
16.12.1801Sold at Deptford for £760BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
N-GAZThe Naval gazetteer, Biographer and ChronologistJ W NorieBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive

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