Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer frigate 'Le Monsieur' (1778) (38)
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck139' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet42.3736 
Length of Keel115' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet35.0615 
Breadth36' 6 ½"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold17' 9 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen818 7594Tons BM 


7.1780Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1780240 BWAS-1714
21.12.1780255 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers

12.7.1780 - 25.8.1781CaptainThe Hon. Charles Phipps (1753-1786) ADM 6/22/150BWAS-171410.11.1781 - 3.1783CaptainThe Hon. Seymour Finch (1758-1794) ADM 6/22/363BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

17.11.1782 - 19.3.1783MasterWilliam ThurmanADM29-1

Service History

19.3.1780Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
31.5.1780Registered and namedBWAS-1714
6.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
18.10.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8364.14.11dBWAS-1714
15.12.1780Took the Unrated Cutter Le Chevreuil (18)
1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
10.10.1781Took the Sixth Rate Le Jason (22)
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
6.3.1782Took the Privateer Le Sensible
27.3.1782Took the Privateer La Manerbe
3.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
25.9.1783Sold at Deptford to James Curry for £820BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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