Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor& Smallshaw JollyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'La Nemesis' (1795) (28)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 7"Imperial Feet36.5849 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen598 3794Tons BM 


23.1.1780Broadside 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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

1.1.1780 - 23.3.1782CaptainRichard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821) ADM 6/22/74BWAS-171423.3.1782 - 25.3.1782CaptainHarry Heron (1743-1817) ADM 6/22/432ADM 6/2225.3.1782 - 25.4.1783CaptainIsaac Vaillant (c.1741-bef.1804) ADM 6/22/433BWAS-171412.2.1784 - 14.5.1784CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824) ADM 6/23/246
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 23.9.1784
15.6.1790 - 18.10.1791CaptainAlexander John Ball (1757-1809) ADM 6/24/40BWAS-171419.10.1791 - 9.2.1793CaptainAlexander John Ball (1757-1809) ADM 6/24/141ADM 6/249.2.1793 - 9.1793CaptainJohn Woodley (d.1796) ADM 6/24/207BWAS-171416.9.1793 - 3.1794CaptainAmelius Beauclerk (1771-1846) ADM 6/24/297NBD18493.1794 - 9.12.1795CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

2.9.1782 - 19.3.1794CarpenterWilliam Bunce (1750-1832)NAO

1 Crewman

21.1.1780 - 27.8.1782Captain's ServantJohn Bligh (1770-1831)ref:616

Service History

23.1.1780building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £7622.2.1dBWAS-1714
5.6.1780Took the Privateer L'Alliance (18) off the Irish coast
10.6.1780Began Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
22.6.1780Completed Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4498.6.4dBWAS-1714
17.5.1782Took the Privateer Le Renard (12) off Holyhead
19.1.1783Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1787Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1789Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £11568.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
9.1790Completed fitting at Limehouse - London at a cost of £2771.0.0dBWAS-1714
1791Paid offBWAS-1714
26.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.12.1795Taken by La Sensible (32) off Sardinia
9.12.1795Taken by Sardine (16) off Sardinia
12.1.1800Took the Lugger Le Renard (14) in the Channel


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 11th of July 2012 20:58

9 Dec 1795 Nemesis 28 Captain Samuel Hood Linzee taken by French Sensible and Sardine16 sloop at Luigena Roads, Smyma, Turkey, Mediterranean, a neutral Port without a fight, Aigle 38 Captain Samuel Hood and Cyclops blockaded the the ships and their prize until driven off by a superior squadron under Ganteaume

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