Pearl -> 1825 Prothee

Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.5.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.4.1762
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward Allin (d.1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0 ½"Imperial Feet38.1127 
Length of Keel103' 4 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.4039 
Breadth35' 3"Imperial Feet10.6832 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen683 1694Tons BM 


27.3.1762Broadside 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
1757220Design Complement

17 Commanding Officers

7.4.1762 - 7.4.1763CaptainJoseph Deane (c.1731-1779) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-17149.4.1763 - 10.4.1766CaptainCharles Saxton (c.1732-c.1808) ADM 6/19/480BWAS-171410.4.1766 - 2.3.1768CaptainPatrick Drummond (d.1792) ADM 6/20/115BWAS-17142.3.1768 - 19.1.1769CaptainJohn Elphinstone (1722-1785) ADM 6/20/197BWAS-171419.1.1769 - 10.12.1770CaptainThe Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792) ADM 6/20/224BWAS-171410.12.1770 - 5.11.1771CaptainBasil Keith (c.1734-1777) ADM 6/20/323ADM 6/205.11.1771 - 1.1773CaptainJames Bremer (c.1723-1774) ADM 6/20/410BWAS-17148.11.1775 - 2.1.1776CaptainJames O'Hara (d.1790) ADM 6/21/134BWAS-17142.1.1776 - 12.1776CaptainThomas Wilkinson (c.1736-1776) ADM 6/21/147BWAS-171412.1776 - 16.2.1777CaptainJohn Elphinstone (1722-1785)BWAS-171416.2.1777 - 9.1.1779CaptainJohn Linzee (d.1799) ADM 6/22/13
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 6.8.1779
9.1.1779 - 22.5.1779CaptainAlexander Graeme (1741-1818) ADM 6/21/559
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 25.5.1779
ADM 6/21
22.5.1779 - 7.1782CaptainGeorge Montagu (1750-1829) ADM 6/21/558BWAS-17142.1790 - 1792CaptainGeorge William Augustus Courtenay (d.1793)BWAS-17146.1793 - 12.1795CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-17142.1796 - 1802CaptainSamuel James BallardBWAS-17141804 - 1809LieutenantCharles WoodgerBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

14.5.1766 - 3.2.1768Second LieutenantJames Watt (c.1733-1782) ADM 6/20/120ADM 6/20

1 Warrant Officer

27.7.1793 - 24.6.1794MasterJames PaittADM29-1

1 Crewman

12.5.1806 - 10.18061st Class VolunteerJames Ryder Burton (1795-?)NBD1849

Service History

27.3.1762building at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £16573.5.4dBWAS-1714
14.5.1762fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.5.1764Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1768Paid offBWAS-1714
24.4.1770Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.5.1771Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1772Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1773Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1773Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5137.16.2dBWAS-1714
11.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3870.19.9dBWAS-1714
8.4.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
20.12.1776Took the Unrated Brigantine Lexington (14)
7.7.1777Took the Unrated Schooner Mosquito (4)
1778at St LuciaBWAS-1714
22.7.1778Encounter at Sandy Hook
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
3.1779Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £5716.1.9dBWAS-1714
14.9.1779Took the Sixth Rate Frigate Santa Monica (26)
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
22.3.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
30.9.1780Took the Fifth Rate Frigate L'Espérance (32)
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
16.3.1781Took the Privateer Senegal (8)
10.7.1781Took the Privateer Le Singe
7.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1783Began large repair at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
6.1784Completed large repair at Rotherhithe at a cost of £15464.14.7dBWAS-1714
7.1784fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1786Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1786Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.3.1787Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1789Paid offBWAS-1714
9.5.1790Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1792Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1795Paid offBWAS-1714
16.4.1797Took the Privateer L'Incroyable (24)
30.1798Sailed for West Africa and then to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.10.1798Took the Privateer Sloop Le Scoevola (10) off AntiguaBG
12.1798Took the Privateer Brig L'Indépendance (12) in the Leeward IslandsTNC
22.10.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.2.1800Destroyed a 14-gun Genoese PolaccaBWAS-1714
1.7.1801Took a small privateer in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.8.1801Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Le Carrère (44) off Elba
4.1803Refitted as a Unrated Slop Ship
4.1803Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1812In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1814Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
4.1814Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1814Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
19.3.1825Renamed ProtheeBWAS-1714


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