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4362
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1771BWAS-1714
Launched2.9.1773BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.10.1775
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas RaymondBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured11.9.1778BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen599 8394Tons BM 

Armament


2.9.1773Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1775 - 7.6.1777CaptainPatrick Fotheringham (d.1784) ADM 6/21/128BWAS-17148.4.1778 - 11.9.1778CaptainThe Hon. Thomas Windsor (1752-1832) ADM 6/21/388BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
2.9.1773building at Northam at a cost of £9638.10.4dBWAS-1714
12.9.1773Began Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.2.1776Completed Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2093.6.9dBWAS-1714
11.3.1776Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.6.1777Action of 7th June 1777
8.7.1777Retaken together with the Hancock (34)
4.1778Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3947.4.5dBWAS-1714
11.9.1778Taken by Boston (24) , Hancock (1) , Flora (32) , Rainbow (44) , Junon (32)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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