Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1777/11BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
Constructor& Smallshaw JollyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'La Nemesis' (1795)


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


1780/01/23Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1771/01/03200Design Complement 


1780/011782CaptainRichard Rodney BlighBWAS-1714
17821782/06LieutenantWilliam DonBWAS-1714
1782/061783/09CaptainIsaac VaillantBWAS-1714
1783/09/061784/05CaptainThe Hon. Michael de CourcyBWAS-1714
1790/051791CaptainAlexander John BallBWAS-1714
1793/02/091793/09CaptainJohn WoodleyBWAS-1714
1793/09/161794/03CaptainAmelius BeauclerkNBD1849
1794/031795/12/09CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-1714

Warrant Officers

1782/09/021794/03/19CarpenterWilliam BunceNAO


1780/01/211782/08/27Captain's ServantJohn Blighref:616

Service History

DateEvent Source
1780/01/23building at Liverpool at a cost of £7622.2.1dBWAS-1714
1780/06/05Took the Privateer L'Alliance off the Irish coast 
1780/06/10Began Completed at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1780/06/22Completed Completed at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4498.6.4dBWAS-1714
1782/05/17Took the Privateer Le Renard off Holyhead 
1783/01/19Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1784/05Paid offBWAS-1714
1787/12Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1789/11Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £11568.0.0dBWAS-1714
1790/05Began fitting at Limehouse BWAS-1714
1790/09Completed fitting at Limehouse at a cost of £2771.0.0dBWAS-1714
1791Paid offBWAS-1714
1793/04/26Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1795/12/09Taken by La Sensible off Sardinia, Sardine off Sardinia 
1800/01/12Took the Privateer Lugger Le Renard in the Channel 


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook

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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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