Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.1.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPorcupine ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn FisherBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Privateer corvette 'L'Hyene' (1793) (24)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 4"Imperial Feet34.7545 
Length of Keel94' 3"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold10' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet3.0544 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen521 3994Tons BM 


2.3.1778Broadside Weight = 105 Imperial Pound ( 47.6175 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1776160Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

13.1.1778 - 17.5.1782CaptainEdward Thompson (c.1737-1787) ADM 6/21/354BWAS-171416.1.1783 - 30.5.1783CaptainPatrick Sinclair (d.1794) ADM 6/23/10BWAS-171422.5.1788 - 11.11.1790CaptainJohn Aylmer (1759-1841) ADM 6/23/461BWAS-171411.11.1790 - 29.10.1791CaptainJames Kinneer (d.1811) ADM 6/24/86BWAS-171430.10.1791 - 16.4.1792CaptainJames Kinneer (d.1811) ADM 6/24/143ADM 6/2416.4.1792 - 27.5.1793CaptainWilliam Hargood (1762-1839) ADM 6/24/162BWAS-1714

1 Crewman

2.5.1792 - 27.5.1793Captain's ServantWilliam Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO

Service History

5.1777Began building at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
2.3.1778Completed building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £9179.18.6dBWAS-1714
2.3.1778Began fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
15.5.1778Completed fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
12.1778coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3710.13.7dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1779At the capture of GoreeBWAS-1714
1.1780Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
13.8.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1782Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1783Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5561.11.11dBWAS-1714
6.1788Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1788Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4439.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1790Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1790Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2485.0.0dBWAS-1714
1791Impressment service at BristolBWAS-1714
7.1791Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1791Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3255.0.0dBWAS-1714
1792Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
27.5.1793Hyaena vs Concorde
27.5.1793Taken by La Concorde (36) off Hispaniola


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