Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1786BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1817BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet42.6784 
Length of Keel115' 3 ½"Imperial Feet35.0647 
Breadth38' 6 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold16' 10 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen910 9194Imperial Feet0.0246 


29.10.1784Broadside Weight = 318 Imperial Pound ( 144.213 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

3.1798Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782300Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders

23.1.1786 - 18.4.1786Captain John Stone ADM 6/23/312ADM 6/2318.4.1786 - 8.9.1786Captain James Vashon (1742-1827) ADM 6/23/328ADM 6/236.10.1786 - 29.11.1788CaptainThe Hon. John Whitmore Chetwynd (1754-1788) ADM 6/23/358BWAS-171410.12.1788 - 9.9.1789Captain John Brown (1751-1808) ADM 6/23/5
Issued by Alan Gardner (1742-1809), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 30.9.1789
22.11.1790Captain Isaac Schomberg ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/245.1796Lieutenant Richard Allen (d.1799)BWAS-17142.1798 - 3.1798Captain Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-17143.1798 - 6.1798Commander John StilesBWAS-17146.1798 - 7.1798Captain Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-17147.1798CommanderSir Thomas LivingstonBWAS-17141800 - 28.8.1802Commander Thomas Wilson (d.1802)BWAS-17144.1803 - 16.6.1803Commander Thomas Withers (1769-1843)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

23.1.1786 - 29.11.1788Commodore Alan Gardner (1742-1809)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

23.4.1784 - 24.3.1786Master Ninian Jeffreys (c.1754-1838)ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer

1.1.1786 - 1786Midshipman Thomas Folliott BaughNBD1849

Service History

29.10.1784building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £12813.13.1dBWAS-1714
25.2.1785fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3614.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1786fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4533.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.5.1786Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

2.1798Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Troop Ship
5.1798Attack on OstendBWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth for Dublin with troops, armed en-flute.

28.3.1800Embarked elements of the 40th Regiment of Foot at MargateJF1800
1801In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
1802In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1810Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on Ostend Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820) 

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