Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.7.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMilford Haven - Pembrokeshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Richard ChittyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 3"Imperial Feet35.9706 
Length of Keel97' 5"Imperial Feet29.5837 
Breadth33' 9"Imperial Feet10.1346 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen588 7294Tons BM 


20.9.1759Broadside 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

11 Commanding Officers

30.7.1759 - 7.4.1762Captain Robert Man (1720-1762) ADM 6/19/82BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 23.3.1763Captain John Reynolds (d.1788) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-17149.4.1763 - 1.4.1765Captain Thomas Knowler (c.1712-1783) ADM 6/19/480BWAS-17141.4.1765 - 3.11.1766Captain Benjamin Caldwell (1739-1820) ADM 6/20/122
Issued by Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 5.6.1766
26.5.1768 - 23.4.1773Captain John Urry (c.1730-1801) ADM 6/20/206TNC23.4.1773 - 20.6.1775Captain William Abdy (1732-1803) ADM 6/20/490ADM 6/2020.6.1775 - 14.7.1775Captain Richard Brathwaite (c.1728-1805) ADM 6/21/98BWAS-17146.10.1775 - 16.1.1777Captain John Burr (c.1725-1776) ADM 6/21/124BWAS-17147.1776 - 16.1.1777Commander Henry Mowat (1734-1798)BWAS-171416.1.1777 - 12.7.1780CaptainSir William Chaloner Burnaby (2nd Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall) (1746-1794) ADM 6/21/378
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 12.3.1778
12.7.1780 - 28.11.1780Captain Philip Patton (1739-1815) ADM 6/22/150ADM 6/22

Service History

20.9.1759building at Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire at a cost of £5130.5.10dBWAS-1714
20.9.1759Began fitting at Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire BWAS-1714
28.12.1759Completed fitting at Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire BWAS-1714
9.4.1761Took the Privateer La Fidèle
25.4.1761Took the Privateer L'Amiral (12)
8.3.1762Took the Privateer La Gloire (16) BG
22.9.1762Took the Privateer Le Content
23.3.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
24.9.1763Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714

Paid off

11.1770Began great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
10.1772Completed great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £12157.16.5dBWAS-1714
5.1773fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £322.10.0dBWAS-1714
7.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4752.6.7dBWAS-1714
20.1.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1776Milford vs Yankee Hero
6.6.1776Took the Sloop Yankee Hero (14)
30.9.1776Took the Sloop Retrieve (10)
26.3.1777Took the Brigantine Cabot (14) Nova Scotia
3.10.1777Took the Cutter Dolphin (10)
3.1778Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4595.14.8dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
15.3.1779Took the Cutter Le Tapageur (14)
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
10.5.1780Took the Ship Le Duc de Coigny (28)

Paid off

17.5.1785Sold at Woolwich for £260BWAS-1714


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