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5038
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.3.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1779BWAS-1714
Launched13.3.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold2.5.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck141' 3"Imperial Feet42.9787 
Length of Keel116' 10"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth38' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward10' 112"Imperial Feet3.0501 
Draught Aft13' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen944 2094Tons BM 

Armament


3.1781Broadside Weight = 372.5 Imperial Pound ( 168.9291 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

6.1806Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

6.1810Broadside Weight = 123 Imperial Pound ( 55.7805 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

7.1813Broadside Weight = 192 Imperial Pound ( 87.072 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1781280EstablishmentBWAS-1714

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1781 - 16.10.1781Captain
Sir Hyde ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
Transfered ADM 6/22/253
BWAS-1714
16.10.1781 - 16.4.1783Captain
Hugh Seymour ConwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1794
ADM 6/22/351
BWAS-1714
8.5.1783 - 13.7.1784Captain
Thomas BostonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1801
: on board from 15.5.1783 ADM 6/23/64
BWAS-1714
19.5.1784 - 3.1786Captain
Charles SandysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1805
ADM 6/23/212
BWAS-1714
3.1786 - 19.10.1786Commander
Velters Cornewall BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1802
BWAS-1714
10.5.1790 - 27.11.1790Captain
Albemarle BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/24/27
BWAS-1714
21.12.1792 - 7.7.1794Captain
Edward ThornbroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1819
Transfered ADM 6/24/186
BWAS-1714
7.7.1794 - 1796Captain
The Hon. Arthur Kaye LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1820
ADM 6/25/57
BWAS-1714
25.4.1797 - 12.5.1797Captain
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
BWAS-1714
11.1797 - 10.1802Captain
Frank SotheronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1814
BWAS-1714
8.1804 - 1806Captain
Thomas Le Marchant GosselinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1841
BWAS-1714
4.1806 - 1809Captain
James Athol WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1821
BWAS-1714
1809 - 1810Captain
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1853
BWAS-1714
6.1810 - 21.10.1810Commander
James CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1811
BWAS-1714
21.10.1810 - 1811Captain
James CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1811
BWAS-1714
1811 - 4.1812Commander
Charles SothebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1815
BWAS-1714
4.1812 - 1813Captain
Sir Edward RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1714
14.9.1813 - 23.9.1813Captain
Mathew BuckleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1846
NBD1849
23.9.1813 - 8.9.1815Captain
Andrew SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1798Vice-Admiral of the Blue
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
BWAS-1714
12.1813 - 1815Rear-Admiral of the White
William Johnstone HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1789
BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.10.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Richard ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1790
ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24
26.10.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Richard Eyre LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24
1794First Lieutenant
Robert LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
ref:924
1794Second Lieutenant
David ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
ref:924
1794Third Lieutenant
Stephen William HickmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1797
ref:924
1800 - 14.2.1801Lieutenant
Christian LaschenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1801
TIMES
9.6.1806 - 16.10.1807Lieutenant
John BarclayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1838
NBD1849
2.4.1814 - 15.6.1814Lieutenant
John Donaldson BoswallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
NBD1849

12 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1781 - 27.11.1781Purser
Thomas Legal YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1828
ADM 29/8
17.5.1790 - 5.8.1790Master
Edward BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795
ADM 29-1
14.8.1790 - 27.11.1790Master
Andrew TraceyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1795
ADM 29-1
12.1792 - 7.1794Master
Donald TrailBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
Andrew WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
Benjamin HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
John Jenkins LoneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
ref:924
1794Purser
John N SaltBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Surgeon
James TurkingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1790-1794
ref:924
1794Pilot
Samuel DellerobBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
12.5.1797 - 4.2.1799Master
John DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
ADM 29-1
3.5.1802 - 18.5.1802Master
David DonaldsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1802
ADM 29-1

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1790 - 1791Midshipman
Francis BeaufortBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1847
NBD1849
1794Yeoman of Sheets
John McLellanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
18.5.1795 - 1797Midshipman
Duncombe Pleydall BouverieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
1800 - 3.1803Midshipman
Richard BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1837
NBD1849
26.11.1805 - 2.1809Master's Mate
William AbsolonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849
5.1809 - 18.6.1809Master's Mate
William AbsolonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849

11 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
19.2.1781 - 8.4.1782Captain's Servant
The Hon. Courtnay BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1831
ref:616
12.1792 - 7.1794Captain's Servant
Samuel BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1812
NBD1849
16.7.1793 - 1794Boatswain's Servant
Peter WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1812
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
William BignellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
John FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
John PettittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Thomas GaddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
Isaac HomewoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
John Jenkins LoneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
ADM 171/8
19.1.1799 - 18001st Class Volunteer
Richard BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1837
NBD1849
21.3.1804 - 18071st Class Volunteer
John BowerbankBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
NBD1849

3 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1786Lieutenant of Marines
Frederick MouatBritish
Marine
Service 1786
† Discharged Dead
ref:1173
1794Lieutenant of Marines
Richard ThompsonBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Private
James ClarkeBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
13.3.1781building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £22470.3.5dBWAS-1714
15.3.1781coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
25.4.1782Took the Privateer
Le Bernardin (14) 1782-1782
French 14 Gun
Privateer
In the Channel

9.1782Sailed to the Relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel
16.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
24.11.1783Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
19.10.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1788Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1790Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £15978.0.0dBWAS-1714
27.11.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £12644.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Took the Privateer
L'Amérique (9) 1793-1793
French 9 Gun
Privateer

5.1793Took the Lugger
L'Ambitieux (10) 1793-1793
French 10 Gun
Privateer Lugger
ref:692
5.1793Took the Brig
Le Franklin (10) 1793-1793
French 10 Gun
Privateer Brig

27.11.1793Took the Frigate
La Blonde (20) 1781-1793
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
30.5.1797Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
29.11.1797Took the Schooner
L'Aigle (10) 1796-1797
French 10 Gun
Privateer Schooner

3.12.1797Took the Brig
L'Intrépide (18) 1797-1797
French 18 Gun
Privateer Brig
40 leagues WNW of Lisbon
EVNL
2.1798Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
30.12.1798

Arrived at Plymouth to refit

TNC
14.2.1799

Arrived at Portsmouth

TNC
21.4.1799

Sailed from Yarmouth

TNC
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
29.11.1799Took the Privateer
L'Aigle (12) 1799-1799
French 12 Gun
Privateer
on the Lisbon station

1800In the North SeaBWAS-1714
6.4.1800Took the Lugger
La Virginie (14) 1800-1800
French 14 Gun
Privateer Lugger
off Flamborough

1801In the BalticBWAS-1714
8.1802At St PetersburgBWAS-1714
10.1802Returned home and paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1714
4.1804Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1804RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1804Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.10.1805Took the Privateer
Amphion (12) 1805-1805
Spanish 12 Gun
Privateer

8.1806Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.1.1808At CuracaoBWAS-1714
10.2.1809Capture of the Junon
10.2.1809Took the Frigate
La Junon (36) 1806-1809
French 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off the Saintes

14.4.1809Capture of the d'Hautpoult
16.6.1809Took the Frigate
La Félicité (32) 1785-1809
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Caribbean (en-Flute)
E-WIKI
2.11.1809Paid offADM 51
6.1810RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1810Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
1813In ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
2.3.1813Paid offADM 51
7.1813Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
12.1813Recommissioned as flagship for LeithBWAS-1714
12.1813Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
8.9.1815Paid offADM 51


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
 
 

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Posted by Charles on Thursday 24th of July 2014 18:35

Plymouth, September 6, 1794

Earl Howe’s [Grand] Fleet hove into sight of this harbour early yesterday morning: the night preceding, they fell in with 18 sail of homeward bound East Indiamen off Dartmouth, who ran foul of several of the fleet, and slightly damaged them, which obliged his Lordship to bear up for Torbay, in order to have his disabled ships refitted. - The AQUILON and MELAMPUS Frigates belonging to the fleet, have received the greatest damage, the former arrived here yesterday with her bowsprit sprung, and fore-top-mast carried away - the latter was towed into the Sound this afternoon by the RUSSEL man of war, with the loss of her bowsprit and Foremast. The AQUILON got in a new bowsprit this morning, and her repairs are expected to be complete in the course of the day.

Torbay, Sept 6 1794

Yesterday evening arrived and came to an anchor the Grand Fleet, under the command of Earl Howe; also the TRITON East Indiaman, towed in by VENERABLE man of war, having run foul of the LATONA frigate, and knocked away her bow-sprit and forestays, and carried away all her lower masts. (The Times 9 Sept 1794)

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