Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.8.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassVenus ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Wells & BronsdonBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck128' 4"Imperial Yard117.0432 (384′ 0″ Imperial)
Length of Keel106' 4"Imperial Yard96.9264 (318′ 0″ Imperial)
Breadth35' 10 ¾"Imperial Yard32.004 (105′ 0″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 4 ½"Imperial Yard10.9728 (36′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen728 7394Tons BM 


30.8.1757Broadside Weight = 189 Imperial Pound ( 85.7118 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
13.7.1756240Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders

17.8.1757 - 4.6.1759Captain Archibald Cleveland (d.1766) Transfered ADM 6/18/429BWAS-17144.6.1759 - 14.1.1764Captain Michael Clements (1735-1797) ADM 6/19/69BWAS-171412.10.1770 - 23.3.1771Captain John Laforey (1729-1796) ADM 6/20/299BWAS-171423.3.1771 - 18.9.1772Captain George Watson (c.1729-1774) ADM 6/20/361BWAS-171418.9.1772 - 8.12.1772Captain Christopher Atkins (c.1728-1791) Transfered ADM 6/20/478
Issued by Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's) (c.1713-1778), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 15.2.1773
ADM 6/20
8.12.1772 - 25.6.1773Captain James Alms (1728-1791) ADM 6/20/499
Issued by Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's) (c.1713-1778), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 14.6.1773
25.6.1773 - 3.6.1773Captain Saint John Chinnery (c.1730-c.1787) ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/2026.9.1774 - 21.12.1776CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) Transfered ADM 6/21/52BWAS-171424.12.1776 - 19.1.1778Captain Rowland Cotton (c.1740-1794) ADM 6/21/245BWAS-171419.1.1778 - 15.10.1778Captain Richard King (1730-1806) Transfered ADM 6/21/355BWAS-171415.10.1778 - 11.3.1782Captain Thomas Davy (1754-1828) Transfered ADM 6/21/508
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), Newfoundland - Canada
Confirmed 9.2.1779
11.3.1782 - 24.2.1783Captain Christopher Parker (1752-1804)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

7.8.1758CommodoreLord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) ADM 107/3/138BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer

11.1774 - 1775Midshipman Joseph Bullen (1761-1857)ref:616

Service History

5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
28.2.1760Action of February 28 1760
28.2.1760Took the Frigate La Blonde (30) off the Isle of Man
28.2.1760Took the Frigate La Terpsichore (28) off the Isle of Man
19.6.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1761In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1762In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

2.1770Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1770Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9924.6.11dBWAS-1714
7.5.1771Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1773fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £529.7.11dBWAS-1714

Paid off

12.12.1774Sailed for the African CoastBWAS-1714
16.11.1775Sailed for a cruiseBWAS-1714
1.3.1777Sailed as escort for the African trade shipsBWAS-1714
1.1778Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1778Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7049.1.10dBWAS-1714
25.5.1778Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
14.9.1778Occupation of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
3.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3502.1.5dBWAS-1714
13.5.1779Action in Cancale Bay
6.1779Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.11.1780Took the Sixth Rate Diana (22) in the Channel
25.7.1782Sailed for EnglandBWAS-1714
12.2.1783Run ashore at Sao Jorge in the Azores due to leaksBWAS-1714


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