Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.7.1752BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChichester - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 100-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor and Vernon ChittyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 10"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Length of Keel91' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet27.7559 
Breadth32' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet9.7727 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen510 3494Tons BM 


29.11.1749Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1745160Design Complement

17 Commanding Officers

29.7.1752 - 4.4.1756Captain Timothy Nucella (c.1713-1756)† ADM 6/18/41BWAS-17145.4.1756 - 10.11.1756Captain Charles Webber (d.1783) ADM 6/18/304
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 30.8.1756
10.11.1756 - 13.1.1758Captain Richard Hughes (c.1724-1812) ADM 6/18/321BWAS-171413.1.1758 - 19.5.1761Captain Robert Bond (c.1722-1772) ADM 6/18/470BWAS-171419.5.1761 - 11.8.1762Captain Philips Cosby (1729-1808) ADM 6/19/316BWAS-171411.8.1762 - 8.12.1762Captain George Johnston (1730-1787) ADM 6/19/429BWAS-17148.12.1762 - 18.8.1766Captain William McCleverty (1725-1779) ADM 6/19/453BWAS-171418.8.1766 - 30.8.1769Captain George Watson (c.1729-1774) ADM 6/20/133BWAS-171430.8.1769 - 16.11.1770Captain William Long (c.1704-1778) ADM 6/20/249BWAS-171416.11.1770 - 29.11.1773Captain William McCleverty (1725-1779) ADM 6/20/315BWAS-171429.11.1773 - 2.3.1774Captain James Chads (c.1724-1781) ADM 6/20/530BWAS-171425.8.1774 - 20.11.1775Captain William Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/21/43ADM 6/2120.11.1775 - 5.9.1777Captain Henry Bryne (c.1741-1780) ADM 6/21/302
Issued by James Young (1717-1789), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 14.8.1777
5.9.1777 - 29.11.1777Captain Samuel Warren (d.1792) ADM 6/21/307ADM 6/2129.11.1777 - 23.9.1778Captain Charles Hope (d.1808) ADM 6/21/340BWAS-171423.9.1778 - 3.1782Captain William Young (1751-1821)BWAS-17144.1782 - 4.12.1783Lieutenant George BrisacBWAS-1714

Service History

10.1747Began building at Chichester - Sussex BWAS-1714
29.11.1749Completed building at Chichester - Sussex at a cost of £4165.12.0dBWAS-1714
25.12.1749Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1752Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
20.8.1752Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3849.11.5dBWAS-1714
4.1756Ordered homeBWAS-1714
3.5.1757Took the Privateer L'Ardencourt (14)
5.5.1757Took the Privateer Le Difficile (8)
25.1.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
19.5.1762Sailed with a troop convoy to LisbonBWAS-1714
1763In the Irish SeaBWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1774Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1774Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7395.12.6dBWAS-1714
25.10.1774Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
31.12.1774Arrived at Newport, RINDARI
2.1.1775At Newport, RI, taking on beefNDARI
8.1777Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1777Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2763.9.4dBWAS-1714
12.1777Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3453.8.10dBWAS-1714
1780At QuebecBWAS-1714
1780Took the Sloop Macaroni (6) off Newfoundland
17.6.1780Took the Privateer Harlequin (16)
22.7.1780Took the Privateer Hope
21.7.1781Took the Brig Eagle (12)

Paid off

4.1782Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Armed Storeship
24.5.1782Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.1782Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1783Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5251.11.11dBWAS-1714

Paid off

8.1.1784Sold for £915BWAS-1714


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