Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLeith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor& Mackenzie SimeBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 11 ½"Imperial Feet23.7871 
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen300 5094Tons BM 


18.3.1779Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

1.2.1779 - 28.5.1781CommanderAlexander Agnew (c.1741-1792): on board from 18.3.1779 ADM 6/21/505BWAS-17143.6.1781 - 31.1.1782CommanderThomas Totty (d.1802) ADM 6/22/295BWAS-171431.1.1782 - 2.5.1783CommanderThomas Wells (1759-1811) ADM 6/22/405ADM 6/222.5.1783 - 7.5.1783CommanderWilliam Sidney Smith (1764-1840) ADM 6/23/153
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 17.10.1783
ADM 6/23
7.5.1783 - 25.8.1783CommanderWilliam Bentinck (1764-1813) ADM 6/23/110
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 14.8.1783
ADM 6/23
25.8.1783 - 25.11.1784CommanderWilliam Smith ADM 6/23/123ADM 6/23

Service History

8.1777Began building at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1714
18.3.1779Completed building at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1714
18.3.1779Began fitting at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1714
27.6.1779Completed fitting at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1714
27.6.1779coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £744.2.2dBWAS-1714
1780Action with privateers off FlamboroughBWAS-1714
30.4.1780Action of 30th April 1780
14.3.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.1782At JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

29.3.1787Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
4.1787Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714


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