Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'L'Oiseau' (1769) (32)
First Commissioned11.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
Constructor François-Guillaume Clairain Des Lauriers (1722-1780)NNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 3"Imperial Inch3.7084 (12′ 1″ Imperial)
Length of Keel126' 9 ⅝"Imperial Inch3.2004 (10′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth34' 1"Imperial Inch0.8636 (2′ 9″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 3"Imperial Inch0.381 (1′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen783 4994Tons BM 


11.1779Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle6 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1779220 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer

26.11.1779 - 21.4.1783CaptainHenry Lloyd (d.1792) ADM 6/22/53BWAS-1714

Service History

8.2.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
25.3.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10527.3.3dBWAS-1714
31.3.1780Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
13.1.1781Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
9.2.1781Took the Brig Captain (10)
27.6.1781Took the Sloop Active (12)
28.6.1781Took the Brigantine Active (14)
1.7.1781Took the Brig Shark (14)
1.7.1781Took the Ship Congress (20)
16.6.1782Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714

Paid off

19.6.1783Sold at Deptford for £1,650BWAS-1714


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