Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.5.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.5.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRichmond ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by William BatelyBWAS-1714
Constructor Elias BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture5.8.1778BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 2"Imperial Feet38.7115 
Length of Keel108' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet32.9279 
Breadth34' 5"Imperial Feet10.395 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen680 6194Tons BM 


10.5.1762Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers

14.5.1762 - 26.3.1763Captain Thomas Shirley (1733-1814) ADM 6/19/409BWAS-171427.3.1763 - 17.2.1766Captain Samuel Thompson (1718-1813): on board from 31.3.1763 ADM 6/19/474BWAS-171417.2.1766 - 16.8.1766Captain Charles Buckner (1736-c.1811) ADM 6/20/107ADM 6/2016.8.1766 - 31.8.1769Captain John Falkingham (d.1777) ADM 6/20/206
Issued by Thomas Pye (1713-1785), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.6.1768
23.4.1773 - 20.2.1776Captain Patrick Drummond (d.1792) ADM 6/20/490ADM 6/2020.2.1776 - 5.8.1778Captain Richard Smith (c.1734-1811) ADM 6/21/160BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

17.2.1766 - 8.1767Vice-Admiral of the Blue Thomas Pye (1713-1785)BWAS-1714

2 Petty Officers

12.4.1764 - 26.3.1766Midshipman William Richardson (1746-1772)IPC1778 - 5.8.1778Midshipman Francis BrooksADM 6/21

Service History

10.5.1762building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £6703.13.0dBWAS-1714
9.7.1762fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4139.2.8dBWAS-1714
14.9.1762Took the Sloop Galga (6)
18.9.1762Took the Privateer Le Duc de Penthièvre (14) 130 leagues to the Westward of Ushant.BG
14.12.1762Took the Privateer L'Heureux

Paid off

21.5.1763Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
2.1766Recommissioned as flagship for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off

11.1769Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1773Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £10019.6.0dBWAS-1714
2.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4546.9.7dBWAS-1714
24.7.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.8.1778Burnt and scuttled at Newport, Rhode Island to avoid capture by the FrenchBWAS-1714


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