Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Length of Keel90' 7"Imperial Feet27.6098 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen421 6494Tons BM 


12.8.1782Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

13 Ship Commanders

28.8.1782 - 22.1.1783Commander John Faithful Fortescue (d.1819) ADM 6/22/510BWAS-171422.1.1783 - 3.1783Lieutenant Innocent Williamson ADM 6/23/13ADM 6/231.12.1787 - 21.9.1790Commander Henry Deacon ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2321.9.1790 - 7.10.1790Commander William Nowell (d.1828) Transfered ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/247.2.1793 - 9.1.1794Commander William Johnstone Hope (1766-1831) ADM 6/24/207BWAS-171410.2.1794 - 21.2.1794Commander Hugh Pigot (d.1797) Transfered ADM 6/25/12ADM 6/2521.2.1794 - 23.6.1794Commander John Cooke (1762-1805) ADM 6/25/14BWAS-171423.6.1794 - 6.4.1795Commander Richard Bagot (d.1798) ADM 6/25/52BWAS-17146.4.1795 - 7.1795Commander John DraperBWAS-17147.1795 - 10.8.1795Commander Thomas RogersBWAS-171411.8.1795 - 19.12.1796Commander Henry Digby (1770-1842)BWAS-171419.12.1796 - 8.6.1799Commander George BarkerNBD184912.1799 - 29.1.1801Commander Richard Dalling Dunn (d.1813)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

1794First Lieutenant Andrew Smithref:9241794Second Lieutenant Francis Venables Vernonref:92426.10.1796 - 6.1797Lieutenant Francis Beauman (1778-1846)NBD18494.7.1798 - 1800Lieutenant William Kelly (1782-?)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers

1794Master Robert Peartref:9241794Gunner John Cousinsref:9241794Carpenter Robert Taylorref:924

Service History

5.1781Began building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
12.8.1782Completed building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover at a cost of £9570.14.5dBWAS-1714
2.9.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
18.11.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
11.2.1800Took the Privateer L'Éole (10)
12.5.1800Took the Privateer L'Egyptienne (8) in the Mediterranean
29.1.1801Taken by L'Indivisible (84) in the Gulf of Cadiz


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