Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Pallas' (1777) (32)
First Commissioned11.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up28.11.1782BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 9"Imperial Feet38.7181 
Length of Keel106' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet32.3152 
Breadth35' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet10.6744 
Depth in Hold13' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen705 8694Tons BM 


11.1778Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

2 Commanding Officers

19.11.1778 - 17.12.1778CaptainThomas Hallum (1721-c.1804) ADM 6/21/476ADM 6/2117.12.1778 - 13.9.1782CaptainHenry Harvey (1737-1810) ADM 6/21/488ODNB

Service History

30.6.1778Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.10.1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth NNF-1774
1779Sailed to the relief of JerseyBWAS-1714
7.2.1779Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6518.6.6dNNF-1774
13.5.1779Action in Cancale Bay
7.1779coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1914.12.3dNNF-1774
25.12.1779Sailed to the relief of Gibraltar and then to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes

Paid off

28.11.1782Sold at WoolwichBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site

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