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) (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 


1780/01/23Broadside 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
1771/01/03200Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1780/01 - 1782CaptainRichard Rodney BlighBWAS-17141782 - 1782/06LieutenantWilliam DonBWAS-17141782/06 - 1783/09CaptainIsaac VaillantBWAS-17141783/09/06 - 1784/05CaptainThe Hon. Michael de CourcyBWAS-17141790/05 - 1791CaptainAlexander John BallBWAS-17141793/02/09 - 1793/09CaptainJohn WoodleyBWAS-17141793/09/16 - 1794/03CaptainAmelius BeauclerkNBD18491794/03 - 1795/12/09CaptainSamuel Hood LinzeeBWAS-1714

Warrant Officers

1782/09/02 - 1794/03/19CarpenterWilliam BunceNAO


1780/01/21 - 1782/08/27Captain's ServantJohn Blighref:616

Service History

1780/01/23building at Liverpool at a cost of £7622.2.1dBWAS-1714
1780/06/05Took the Privateer L'Alliance (18) 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 (12) 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 (32) off Sardinia, Sardine (16) off Sardinia
1800/01/12Took the Privateer Lugger Le Renard (14) 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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