Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1771BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.4.1773BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassLowestoffe Class - 32 gunsBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture15.8.1778BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel108' 2 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen708 4094Tons BM 


7.5.1773Broadside 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
24.4.1760220Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

23.4.1773 - 9.8.1774Captain John Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/20/490BWAS-171425.7.1775 - 5.8.1778Captain Charles Hudson (c.1733-1803) ADM 6/21/107BWAS-1714

2 Petty Officers

2.9.1775 - 1775Master's Mate James Bartholomew (1752-1828)NRS0062.9.1775 - 9.6.1776Master's Mate Bartholomew James (1752-1828)NRS006

Service History

7.5.1773building at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £12654.16.11dBWAS-1714
11.6.1773fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £835.7.7dBWAS-1714
8.1774Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1775Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
30.9.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
10.1775Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3729.11.8dBWAS-1714
7.10.1775Moved from Hamoaze into the SoundNRS006
30.10.1775Sailed for America in company with Chatham (50) BWAS-1714
31.1.1776Arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia after a passage of 97 daysNRS006
5.8.1778Abandoned and burnt at Rhode IslandBWAS-1714


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