Nominal Guns24BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Grana' (1778) (30)
ShipyardFerrol - Spain
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck117' 10"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Length of Keel97' 0"Imperial Feet29.5656 
Breadth31' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet9.4679 
Depth in Hold9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Burthen527 6094Tons BM 


7.1781Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

7 Ship Commanders

2.7.1781 - 1.1783Captain Chichester Fortescue (1750-1820) ADM 6/22/307BWAS-171427.1.1783 - 1.1784Captain Edmund Nagle ADM 6/23/20BWAS-171422.11.1790Captain Robert Moorsom (1760-1835) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/243.1793 - 1794Lieutenant Ambrose Warham (d.1799)BWAS-17141795 - 1797LieutenantSir Thomas Hutchinson (d.1808)BWAS-17141798Lieutenant John Dixon (d.1803)BWAS-171412.1799 - 1799Lieutenant Daniel GibsonBWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

2.11.1786 - 16.3.1793Gunner Alexander SmithADM 29-14.4.1793 - 31.12.1801Gunner Alexander SmithADM 29-1

Service History

25.2.1781Taken by Cerberus off Cape FinisterreBWAS-1714
3.4.1781Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1714
3.4.1781Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
18.9.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7304.2.7dBWAS-1714
11.10.1781Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.2.1782Took the American privateer BellonaBWAS-1714
6.2.1782Took the Ship Bellona (18)
1.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1793Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
3.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £506.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1799Recommissioned as a hospital ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
9.1806Sold at SheernessBWAS-1714


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