Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1783/10BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1786/01
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure Class
Designed byEdward HuntBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn RandallBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Broken Up1817/02BWAS-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


1784/10/29Broadside Weight = 318 Imperial Pound ( 144.213 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder
1798/03Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782300Design Complement 


1786/01/011787CommodoreAlan GardnerBWAS-1714
17871788/11CaptainThe Hon. John Whitmore ChetwyndBWAS-1714
17891789/09CaptainJohn BrownBWAS-1714
1796/051796/05LieutenantRichard AllenBWAS-1714
1798/021798/03CaptainHome Riggs PophamBWAS-1714
1798/031798/06CommanderJohn StilesBWAS-1714
1798/061798/07CaptainHome Riggs PophamBWAS-1714
1798/071798/07CommanderSir Thomas LivingstonBWAS-1714
18001803CommanderThomas WilsonBWAS-1714
1803/041804/05CommanderThomas WithersBWAS-1714

Petty Officers

1786/01/011786MidshipmanThomas Folliott BaughNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1784/10/29building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £12813.13.1dBWAS-1714
1785/02/25fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3614.0.0dBWAS-1714
1786/03fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4533.0.0dBWAS-1714
1786/05/07Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1789/09Paid offBWAS-1714
1798/02Re-classed as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Troop Ship  
1798/05Attack on OstendBWAS-1714

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

1800/03/28Embarked elements of the 40th Regiment of Foot at MargateJF1800
1801In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
1802In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1804/05Paid offBWAS-1714
1810/10Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1810/11Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/05/141798/05/20Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
JF1800 A Journal of the Forces which sailed form the Downs, April 1800Aeneas AndersonWeb Site

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