Nominal Guns26BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Lioness' (1765) (26)
First Commissioned24.10.1777
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas WestBWAS-1714
Ship TypeStoreship


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 9"Imperial Feet42.6777 
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen711 3994Tons BM 


9.1777Broadside Weight = 111 Imperial Pound ( 50.3385 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.177772 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers

24.10.1777 - 13.3.1780CommanderWilliam Grant (c.1728-1790) ADM 6/21/327BWAS-17143.10.1780 - 27.11.1780LieutenantHenry Ashington (1729-1807) ADM 6/22/178ADM 1061781 - 1782LieutenantThomas CocksBWAS-171424.1.1781 - 31.1.1782LieutenantAndrew Mouncher (d.1789) ADM 6/22/239ADM 6/2231.1.1782 - 2.1783LieutenantStephen Parker (d.1808)BWAS-1714

Service History

2.9.1777Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
1.11.1777Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £1816.12.9dBWAS-1714
1.11.1777Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.12.1777Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3190.19.7dBWAS-1714
25.5.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.1780Refitted as a Unrated Convalescent Ship
1781At PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1782At PortsmouthBWAS-1714
25.6.1783Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 15:21AvMBritish Merchant 'Britannia' (1794)
Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 15:14AvMBritish Merchant 'Britannia' (1794)
Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 04:12Albert ParkerBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Dorsetshire' (1712) (80)
Monday 22nd of July 2019 20:04AvMBritish Merchant 'Brothers' (1815)
Monday 22nd of July 2019 19:58AvMBritish Merchant 'Brothers' (1815)