Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPerseverance ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 4 ½"Imperial Feet41.7703 
Length of Keel113' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet34.4583 
Breadth38' 2 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Burthen881 4294Tons BM 


12.9.1783Broadside Weight = 354.5 Imperial Pound ( 160.7661 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1779260Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

1.12.1787 - 30.1.1789CaptainWilliam Albany Otway ADM 6/23/439ADM 6/233.11.1790 - 22.11.1790CaptainNicholas Ingram (1754-1826) ADM 6/24/84ADM 6/2422.11.1790CaptainThomas Hoar (1758-1825) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2422.11.1790 - 8.1.1793CaptainThomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-17148.1.1793 - 12.4.1794CaptainGeorge Campbell (1759-1821) ADM 6/24/192BWAS-171412.4.1794 - 11.2.1796CaptainJohn Woodley (d.1796)† ADM 6/25/31BWAS-1714

Service History

12.9.1783building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £16949.8.10dBWAS-1714
12.9.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.10.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1790Began great repairBWAS-1714
12.1791Completed great repairBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
24.2.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
7.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.6.1793Took the Barques latines L'Éclair (18) In the Mediterranean
11.2.1796Lost in a storm off Madiera, only 8 survivorsBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
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