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5151
Nominal Guns28
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.4.1756
Keel Laid Down5.5.1756
Launched7.4.1757
First Commissioned23.3.1757
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey
Ship ClassCoventry Class
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
Constructor
Elias BirdBritish
Ship Builder
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold22.9.1828

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 8 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel97' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet29.5847 
Breadth33' 11"Imperial Feet10.0669 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen594 8794Tons BM 

Armament


7.4.1757Broadside 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

2.2.1780Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

1794Broadside Weight = 195 Imperial Pound ( 88.4328 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1757 - 18.10.1758Captain
Vincent PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
ADM 6/18/372
BWAS-1714
18.10.1758 - 26.8.1761Captain
James DoakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1747
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/548
BWAS-1714
24.9.1761 - 7.2.1762Captain
John BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1805
Transfered ADM 6/19/401
Issued by
Sir James DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 14.4.1762
ADM 6/19
7.2.1762 - 20.5.1763Captain
Francis BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1772
ADM 6/19/545
BWAS-1714
11.10.1770 - 17.12.1773Captain
Charles InglisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1790
ADM 6/20/299
BWAS-1714
20.6.1775 - 12.6.1776Captain
John HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1785
ADM 6/21/98
BWAS-1714
12.6.1776 - 25.9.1778Captain
Thomas MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1810
Transfered ADM 6/21/194
BWAS-1714
25.9.1778 - 24.3.1779Captain
The Hon. Charles PhippsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1783
Transfered ADM 6/21/546
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 28.4.1779
ADM 6/21
8.3.1779 - 23.11.1780Captain
Francis ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1801
Transfered ADM 6/21/521
BWAS-1714
23.11.1780 - 12.9.1782Captain
Edmund DoddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
ADM 6/22/201
BWAS-1714
11.10.1782 - 1.1.1783Commander
Thomas TroubridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1794
ADM 6/23/287
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 5.7.1785
ADM 6/23
1.12.1787 - 9.10.1788Captain
Isaac SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1807
Transfered ADM 6/23/439
ADM 6/23
17.7.1790 - 3.12.1792Captain
John HuttBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1794
ADM 6/24/51
BWAS-1714
3.12.1792 - 12.5.1794Captain
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1830
ADM 6/24/183
BWAS-1714
1.1797 - 1798Lieutenant
John BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
BWAS-1714
1798Lieutenant
James M'FarlaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1803
BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1778 - 27.10.1778Purser
Titus LivieBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1777-1790
Transfered ADM 6/22/310
ADM 6/22
7.12.1792 - 3.1.1793Master
Bartholomew JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1797
ADM 29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.12.1780 - 1781Captain's Servant
James John Charles AgassizBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1840
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.4.1757building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £5540.14.0dBWAS-1714
7.4.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.6.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3879.2.11dBWAS-1714
12.7.1757Took the Privateer
L'Hiver (6) 1757-1757
French 6 Gun
Privateer

12.9.1758Destroyed
Le Calypso 1758-1758
French Privateer
in Audierne Bay
BWAS-1714
2.10.1758Action of 22nd October 1758
2.10.1758Took the Corvette
Le Hanovre (12) 1757-1758
French 12 Gun
Unrated Corvette
off Brest
BG
18.2.1759Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
29.2.1760Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
3.6.1761Occupation of Dominica
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
6.1762In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
20.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1769great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8211.16.8dBWAS-1714
10.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.9.1771Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
17.12.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1775Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3444.16.5dBWAS-1714
16.8.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
4.12.1776Took the Sloop
Putnam (4) 1776-1776
American 4 Gun
Privateer Sloop

3.1777Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1777Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4393.19.3dBWAS-1714
16.5.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.1779Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4439.19.5dBWAS-1714
2.1780Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1780Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2886.2.11dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
29.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
25.1.1782Took the Cutter
L'Espion (18) 1781-1782
French 18 Gun
Unrated Cutter
off St Kitts

12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
12.9.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1783Began large repairBWAS-1714
6.1784Completed large repairBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fittingBWAS-1714
7.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1790Completed fitting at a cost of £4154.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1792fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5275.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.3.1793Took the Brigantine
Le Sans Cullotte (8) 1793-1793
French 8 Gun
Privateer Brigantine

6.3.1793Took the Privateer
Le Vaillant Custine (4) 1793-1793
French 4 Gun
Privateer
ref:692
24.3.1793Took the Privateer
Les Trois Amis (4) 1793-1793
French 4 Gun
Privateer
in the North Sea

5.1794Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
12.5.1794Paid offADM 51
1.1797Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
10.1799fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1799Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1800Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
22.9.1828Sold at Sheerness to Mr Carten for £810BWAS-1714

 

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