Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down26.4.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.9.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Harris (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Le Montreal' (1779) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet38.1159 
Length of Keel103' 4"Imperial Feet31.4283 
Breadth35' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet10.6839 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen681 7194Tons BM 


15.9.1761Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1757220Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

10.9.1761 - 22.6.1764Captain William Howe (c.1736-1764) ADM 6/19/347BWAS-171423.6.1764 - 1764Captain William Howe (c.1736-1764) Discharged Dead ADM 6/20/33ADM 6/2016.3.1765 - 6.3.1766CaptainThe Hon. Keith Stewart (1739-1795) ADM 6/20/68BWAS-17146.3.1766 - 23.12.1767Captain Philips Cosby (1729-1808) ADM 6/20/111BWAS-171423.12.1767 - 31.5.1770Captain Philips Cosby (1729-1808) ADM 6/20/188ADM 6/2031.5.1770 - 8.12.1772Captain James Alms (1728-1791) Transfered ADM 6/20/279BWAS-17148.12.1772 - 19.6.1775Captain Christopher Atkins (c.1728-1791) Transfered ADM 6/20/478
Issued by Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's) (c.1713-1778), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 15.2.1773
29.11.1777 - 21.1.1780Captain Stair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/21/340BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

23.12.1767 - 7.1.1777Carpenter Abraham SugdenADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer

8.1770 - 11.1770Midshipman James Saumarez (1757-1836)ODNB

Service History

15.9.1761building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £11503.17.11dBWAS-1714
30.12.1761Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

23.8.1764Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1767Carried home the body of the Duke of YorkBWAS-1714
1769Paid offBWAS-1714
1770Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1773Surveyed at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1777Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1778Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8123.18.7dBWAS-1714
28.4.1778Sailed for North America and then to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714


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