Pomona -> 1794 Amphitrite

Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.5.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas RaymondBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1811BWAS-1714


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 


22.9.1778Broadside 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 Ship Commanders

18.9.1778 - 11.6.1779Captain William Waldegrave (1753-1825) ADM 6/21/453BWAS-171411.6.1779 - 13.8.1782Captain Charles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844) ADM 6/23/5
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 9.1.1783
1.12.1787 - 13.5.1788Captain George Lumsdaine ADM 6/23/439ADM 6/2313.5.1788 - 12.5.1789Captain William Domett (1754-1828) Transfered ADM 6/23/460BWAS-171413.5.1789 - 21.10.1791Captain Henry Savage (d.1823) ADM 6/23/525BWAS-17148.4.1793 - 29.3.1794Captain Henry d'Esterre Darby Transfered ADM 6/24/227BWAS-171429.3.1794 - 1795Captain Augustus Fitzroy (d.1801) ADM 6/25/23BWAS-17141796 - 1797CaptainThe Hon. Charles Herbert (1774-1808)BWAS-17148.1797 - 3.1801Captain Charles EkinsBWAS-17143.1801 - 6.1801Lieutenant Charles Marshall Gregory (d.1808)BWAS-17146.1801 - 10.1801Lieutenant J HarreyBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

16.8.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant Joseph Lanham ADM 6/24/60ADM 6/24

Service History

22.9.1778building at Southampton - Hampshire at a cost of £6445.0.0dBWAS-1714
25.9.1778Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
17.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
17.12.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5618.18.4dBWAS-1714
27.1.1779Took the Sloop Cumberland (20)
27.3.1779Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
15.9.1779Capture of Omoa
20.3.17801st Action off Monti Christi

Returned home and paid off

8.1783Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1784Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7816.0.0dBWAS-1714

Paid off

2.1793Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £1309.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4481.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.7.1794Renamed AmphitriteBWAS-1714
6.1797Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1797Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7019.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.2.1798Took the Privateer La Batterie République (4) off St Lucia
3.4.1798Took the Privateer La Violetta (6) to Windward of Barbadoes.BG
12.1798Took the Schooner La Guadaloupienne (10)
12.1798Took the Sloop Le Bourdelais (6) in the Leeward IslandsTNC
26.6.1799Took the Privateer Le Duquesne (16) off Antigua
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
6.1801Voyage homeBWAS-1714
15.11.1801Paid offADM 51
2.1802Laid up at Portsmouth (Winfield gives 1801-02, which is before she left the West Indies)BWAS-1714
8.1811Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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