Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1788BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHound ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorMartin Ware (d.1801)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench sloop 'La Levrette' (1794) (16)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel82' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet25.0127 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen320 8994Tons BM 


31.1.1790Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
20.3.1788125Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

28.4.1790 - 1.12.1793CommanderJohn Lawford (1756-1842) ADM 6/24/25BWAS-17147.5.1794 - 14.7.1794CommanderRichard PiercyBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

1792 - 14.11.1792Acting LieutenantJohn GuyonADM 12/27B

Service History

9.1788Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
31.1.1790Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7976.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.4.1790coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
18.6.1790Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.7.1790Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1222.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.10.1790Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
14.7.1794Taken by La Seine (40) off the Scilly Isles
14.7.1794Taken by Le Galatée (32) off the Scilly Isles


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 12/27BADM 12-27B - Royal Navy Black Book Vol I Archive

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