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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 by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
John RandallBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
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 Ship Commanders

1.12.1787 - 30.1.1789Captain
William Albany OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
Transfered ADM 6/23/439
ADM 6/23
3.11.1790 - 22.11.1790Captain
Nicholas IngramBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1808
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
Thomas HoarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1825
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 8.1.1793Captain
Thomas HoarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1825
8.1.1793 - 12.4.1794Captain
George CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
Transfered ADM 6/24/192
12.4.1794 - 11.2.1796Captain
John WoodleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1794
† ADM 6/25/31

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) 1771-1793
French 18 Gun
Unrated Barques latines
In the Mediterranean

11.2.1796Lost in a storm off Madiera, only 8 survivorsBWAS-1714


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