Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.4.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.8.1763BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMermaid ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Robert InwoodBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 4"Imperial Feet37.7994 
Length of Keel103' 8 ½"Imperial Feet31.4071 
Breadth33' 10 ⅜"Imperial Feet10.0679 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen627 6494Tons BM 


26.8.1763Broadside 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
1760200Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

20.8.1763 - 18.10.1763Captain John Strachan (d.1777) ADM 6/19/528ADM 6/1918.10.1763 - 29.11.1766Captain James Smith (c.1725-1786) ADM 6/19/545BWAS-171429.11.1766 - 9.5.1769Captain Hyde Parker (1739-1807) ADM 6/20/148BWAS-17149.5.1769 - 6.9.1770Captain John Corner (c.1727-1772) ADM 6/20/289
Issued by Samuel Hood (1724-1816), North America
Commission confirmed 5.9.1770
ADM 6/20
6.9.1770 - 12.3.1771Captain Thomas Bishop (c.1721-1788) ADM 6/20/290BWAS-171415.10.1773 - 6.10.1775Captain John Burr (c.1725-1776) ADM 6/20/522ADM 6/2026.7.1777 - 7.6.1780Captain Elliott Salter (d.1790) ADM 6/21/300BWAS-17147.6.1780 - 24.12.1780Captain Charles Morice Pole (1757-1830) ADM 6/22/139BWAS-1714

Service History

26.8.1763building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £6326.16.2dBWAS-1714
26.8.1763Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.11.1763Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3975.19.10dBWAS-1714
6.1768Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1768Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2185.4.2dBWAS-1714
10.9.1768Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.3.1771Paid offADM 51
12.1774Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1777Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £11679.2.7dBWAS-1714
1778Off the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
1779Off the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
24.11.1779Wrecked in Hell's Gate passage, New YorkBWAS-1714


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