Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1828BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 4 ½"Imperial Feet30.1879 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen597 8294Tons BM 


21.9.1785Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders

1.12.1787 - 30.7.1790Captain Josiah Rogers (1755-1795) Transfered ADM 6/23/439ADM 6/2315.10.1790 - 18.4.1791Captain Paget Bayly (d.1804) ADM 6/24/78BWAS-171418.4.1791 - 18.10.1794Captain Charles Stirling (1760-1833) Transfered ADM 6/24/118ADM 6/2415.6.1791 - 22.1.1794CaptainThe Hon. Henry Curzon (1765-1846) Transfered ADM 6/24/125BWAS-17142.4.1794Captain Robert Barton ADM 6/25/25BWAS-171421.7.1794 - 1794Captain Robert Barton ADM 6/25/64ADM 6/251798 - 8.1800Captain Thomas Harvey (1775-1841)BWAS-171427.8.1800 - 9.1800Captain Edward Rotherham (1753-1830)BWAS-171477.1802 - 11.1803Captain Alexander SkeneBWAS-171411.1803 - 12.1804Captain Francis William Fane (d.1844)BWAS-171412.1804 - 1806Captain Clotworthy UptonBWAS-1714

1 Crewman

26.12.1791 - 1792Captain's Servant Robert Howe Bromley (1778-1857)NBD1849

Service History

1787fitting for ordinary at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2672.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
19.5.1791Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4745.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.7.1791Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1793Returned homeBWAS-1714
2.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1794Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.1794Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7247.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1795Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
25.11.1796Took the Sixth Rate Le Décius (20)
28.12.1796Took the Privateer La Maria Topaze (10) off MonserratBG
31.1.1797Took the Privateer L'Espoir (4) off Barbados
15.2.1797Took the Brig San Christophe (18) to the Northward of Bermuda and send to St ChristopherBG
7.3.1797Took the Schooner L'Heureuse Catherine (6) off St KittsBG
9.6.1797Took the Schooner Le Louis Bonfoi off Barbuda
6.7.1797Took the Sloop Le Veteran (8) off MontserratBG
7.7.1797Took the Sloop La Dorade (4) off MontserratBG
1.8.1797Took the Privateer Le Regulus (4) off Tortula
9.1.1798Took the Privateer L'Intregue (6) off Martinique
18.2.1798Took the Privateer La Mutine (8) off Nevis
31.3.1798Took the Privateer Le Hardi (8) off St Bartholomew
29.5.1798Took the Privateer L'Intrépide (10) off St Barts
12.8.1798Took the Schooner L'Invariable (4) off St Barts
8.9.1798Took the Schooner Le Sauveur (4) TNC
8.9.1798Took the Schooner Le Buonaparte (8)
8.9.1798Took the Schooner L'Amazone (10)
8.9.1798Took the Schooner La Fortune (2)
8.1799At SurinamBWAS-1714
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
9.1800Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
11.1802Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.1802Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1803Ar CorkBWAS-1714
1806Paid off into Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1.1810Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1810Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1813Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1813Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1822Receiving ship at MilfordBWAS-1714
1822Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
31.5.1828Broken up at Plymouth (Possibly Pembroke)BWAS-1714


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