Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down20.6.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 6"Imperial Feet10.1092 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen593 8994Tons BM 


1.6.1779Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

8.5.1779 - 20.6.1780CaptainJohn Bazely (1741-1809) ADM 6/21/553BWAS-171420.6.1780 - 4.1783CaptainJohn Stanhope (c.1744-1800) ADM 6/22/144BWAS-171410.4.1786 - 1.3.1788CaptainHRH Prince William Henry (Prince William Henry) (1765-1837) ADM 6/23/326BWAS-171430.1.1789 - 19.3.1789CaptainWilliam Albany Otway ADM 6/23/505ADM 6/2319.3.1789 - 6.12.1790CaptainHerbert Sawyer (d.1833) ADM 6/23/515BWAS-17146.12.1790 - 1791CaptainWilliam Domett (1754-1828) ADM 6/24/94BWAS-17144.1793 - 24.5.1793CommanderRobert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-171424.5.1793 - 7.1794CaptainRobert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-17147.1794 - 7.1795CaptainGeorge Countess (1743-1811)BWAS-171424.7.1795 - 2.1797CaptainRoss Donnelly (1761-1840)BWAS-171418.2.1800 - 1805CommanderJohn Pengelly (d.1810)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

17.3.1786 - 1786First LieutenantHRH Prince William Henry (Prince William Henry) (1765-1837) ADM 6/23/321ADM 6/236.1790 - 5.1795LieutenantGeorge BarkerNBD18491794 - 5.1794LieutenantEdward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:6161794First LieutenantStephen Seymour (d.1796)ref:9241794Second LieutenantEdward Leveson Gower (1776-1853)ref:9244.1800 - 2.1802Acting LieutenantSamuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD1849

8 Warrant Officers

1794BoatswainJohn Levensref:9241794Acting MasterDavid Wallaceref:9241794PurserThomas R Spearmanref:9241794SurgeonWilliam Fullerref:9241794GunnerHenry Glenref:9241794CarpenterJames Skellicomref:92413.3.1795 - 6.8.1796GunnerCharles FieldADM29-18.12.1795 - 6.9.1796BoatswainThomas NeedhamNAO

1 Petty Officer

11.1795 - 1798MidshipmanHew Stewart (1780-?)RNB1823

9 Crewmen

4.1786 - 3.1788Captain's ServantThomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)ODNB1794Ordinary SeamanRichard CornishADM 171/81794Quarter GunnerRobert AllenADM 171/81794LandmanJames WheelerADM 171/81794Able SeamanRichard ThomasADM 171/81794Captain's ClerkWilliam KnapmanADM 171/81794Able SeamanWilliam FraserADM 171/81794Captain's ServantThomas EllisADM 171/823.10.1805 - 7.1806Able SeamanThomas BunnNBD1849

Service History

1.6.1779building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £14782.1.8dBWAS-1714
9.1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.1.1781Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
8.1781Returned homeBWAS-1714
25.9.1781Took the Privateer Brigantine Deane (18)
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
24.1.1783Took the Unrated Gabarre L'Allegeance (14)
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1783Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1783Began fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1783Completed fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1784Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1784Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4800.16.11dBWAS-1714
3.1786Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1786Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £5354.2.10dBWAS-1714
4.6.1786Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1.1788fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1789Recommissioned and sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1.1789Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1789Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1856.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.6.1790Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1.1791Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1791Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £2459.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.6.1791Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
6.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £6713.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
2.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1800Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
2.1800Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6359.0.0dBWAS-1714
1805In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1807Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
10.1814Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
28.8.1816Sold at Deptford for £1,100BWAS-1714


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