Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRichmond Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam AlexanderBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers

9.1757 - 14.11.1758CaptainJohn Vaughan (d.1789)BWAS-171414.11.1758 - 3.9.1762CaptainHenry John Phillips (1718-1762)† ADM 6/19/4BWAS-171424.9.1762 - 26.12.1763CaptainGeorge Falconer (d.1780) ADM 6/19/439BWAS-171426.12.1763 - 20.6.1765CaptainLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/19/558BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 4.4.1766CaptainWilliam Allen (1728-1804)BWAS-171410.1770 - 20.2.1772CaptainJohn Stott (d.1778)BWAS-171425.6.1773 - 26.6.1773CaptainRichard Pearson (1730/31-1806) ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/201.12.1775 - 7.8.1778CaptainHugh Dalrymple (d.1784) ADM 6/21/140BWAS-1714

Service History

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

Sailed for North America

6.1758The Seige of Louisburg
25.1.1759Took the Privateer Ship Le Machault (24)
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 Fifth Rate Frigate La Brune (30) in the Soundings
14.9.1762Took the Privateer Galgo (18)
4.4.1766Paid offADM 51
5.1766Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1766Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2407.15.9dBWAS-1714
1.1772small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3470.15.4dBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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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