Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.10.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn GorillBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 4"Imperial Feet35.972 
Length of Keel97' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet29.572 
Breadth33' 8 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen589 8594Tons BM 


10.2.1758Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

17.2.1758 - 30.8.1762CaptainRichard Knight (d.1798) ADM 6/18/487BWAS-171430.8.1762 - 5.1764CaptainEdward Clark (d.1764)† ADM 6/19/433BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 14.12.1765CaptainJohn Corner (d.1772) ADM 6/20/78BWAS-17143.3.1767 - 1772CaptainRichard Braithwaite (1725-1805) ADM 6/20/158BWAS-17145.7.1775 - 11.2.1778CaptainHenry Bellew (d.1791) ADM 6/21/101BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer

1.10.1767 - 2.3.1772Master's MateCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)NAO

Service History

10.2.1758building at Liverpool at a cost of £4910.8.0dBWAS-1714
10.2.1758Began fitting at Liverpool BWAS-1714
26.7.1758Completed fitting at Liverpool BWAS-1714
6.3.1760Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1762Man's squadron off BrestBWAS-1714
25.4.1762Took the Privateer Snow le Grand Amiral (10) off Mizenhead and carried in CorkBG
20.1.1763Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
5.1765Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1766Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1767Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £10240.13.6dBWAS-1714
17.5.1767Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
30.4.1768Sailed for MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1772Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1772Began large repair at Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1774Completed large repair at Chatham at a cost of £10567.1.10dBWAS-1714
14.9.1775Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
9.5.1777Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
10.1777Operations in the DelawareBWAS-1714
11.2.1778Wrecked in Jamaica Bay, Long IslandBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 22:01

Sunday last sailed from hence his Majesty's frigate Liverpool, of 28 guns, Capt. Bellew, bound for America, she is to stop at Blackstakes to take in her powder and guns. Edinburgh Ad. Aug 29, 1775

Posted by Thomas Ruggiero on Thursday 21st of March 2013 07:14

I am building a model of Liverpool. I have the admiralty plans but I could not locate anything about the figurehead or other decoration. Any thoughts on where I might research this?

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