Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Vestale' (1756) (30)
First Commissioned6.7.1761BWAS-1714
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1715
Ship ClassBlonde ClassNNF-1715
Designed byJean-Joseph GinouxNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 7"Imperial Feet39.9345 
Length of Keel110' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet33.5344 
Breadth34' 6 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen698 6794Tons BM 


7.1761Broadside Weight = 156 Imperial Pound ( 70.746 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck23 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1761220 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers

6.7.1761 - 22.1.1763CaptainGamaliel Nightingale (c.1732-1791) ADM 6/19/327BWAS-17149.1.1771 - 10.10.1771CaptainCharles Saxton (c.1732-c.1808) ADM 6/20/332BWAS-171410.10.1771 - 19.2.1773CaptainGeorge Collier (1738-1795) ADM 6/20/407BWAS-17144.12.1775 - 7.8.1778CaptainJohn Brisbane (d.1807) ADM 6/21/140BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 24.1.1793CaptainMark Robinson (1753-1834) ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer

1772MidshipmanPhilip D'Auvergne (1754-1816)ref:616

Service History

16.2.1761Purchased at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4402.3.3dBWAS-1714
18.6.1761Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
24.10.1761Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6445.10.0dBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1770Began great repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
9.1771Completed great repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £9360.16.9dBWAS-1714
12.1771fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1866.3.0dBWAS-1714
2.6.1772Sailed for Kronstadt with the new Ambassador for RussiaBWAS-1714

Paid off

11.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3408.16.11dBWAS-1714
29.4.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
7.7.1777Action of 7th July 1777
8.7.1777Recaptured the Fox (28) BWAS-1714
8.7.1777Took the Frigate Fox (28)
8.7.1777Took the Ship Fox (28)
5.8.1778Scuttled at Rhode island to avoid captureBWAS-1714


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