Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRichmond ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by William BatelyBWAS-1714
Constructor William AlexanderBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture7.8.1778BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 10"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Length of Keel107' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet32.6168 
Breadth34' 3"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen667 6794Tons BM 


29.9.1757Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

30.9.1757 - 14.11.1758Captain John Vaughan (c.1715-1789)BWAS-171414.11.1758 - 3.9.1762Captain Henry John Phillips (1718-1762)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/4BWAS-171424.9.1762 - 26.12.1763Captain George Falconer (c.1725-1780) ADM 6/19/439BWAS-171426.12.1763 - 20.6.1765Captain Lucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/19/558BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 4.4.1766Captain William Allen (1728-1804)BWAS-171420.10.1770 - 20.2.1772Captain John Stott (c.1729-1778)BWAS-171425.6.1773 - 26.6.1773Captain Richard Pearson (1730/31-1806) Transfered ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/201.12.1775 - 7.8.1778Captain Hugh Dalrymple (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/21/140BWAS-1714

Service History

29.9.1757building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £6364.9.6dBWAS-1714
6.11.1757fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4109.17.11dBWAS-1714

Sailed for North America

6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
25.1.1759Took the Ship Le Machault (24)
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
14.12.1759Took the Privateer L'Heureux
20.3.1760Took the Privateer La Paix Couronnée
1761Took the Privateer La Gala (6) off San Sebastian
15.1.1761Took the Privateer La Duchesse de Gramont (12) off St Malo
30.1.1761Took the Frigate La Brune (30) in the Soundings
15.9.1762Took the Sloop Galga (6) Scilly bearing N. E. by E. about 94 leaguesBG
4.4.1766Paid offADM 51
5.1766Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1766Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2407.15.9dBWAS-1714
1.1772small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3470.15.4dBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5771.3.8dBWAS-1714

Sailed for North America


Burnt and scuttled at Rhode Island to avoid capture by the French



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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 31st of December 2013 00:30

1770 John Stott fitting for Falkland Isles via Rio ships boys Edward Pellew and Frank Cole. Sails in spring 1771 with supply ship Florida and sloop Hound. Off Tenerife 16 May 1771, Rio 17 July 1771, Port Egmont 16 Sept 1771. Paid off 12 Dec 1771.
Ref Commander by S. Taylor

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