Nominal Guns38BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Prudente' (1778) (32)
ShipyardSt Malo NNF-1774
Ship ClassIphigenie Class
Designed byLeon-Michel Guignance (1731-1805)NNF-1774
ConstructorMarion BrillantaisNNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck140' 6 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel118' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet35.9696 
Breadth37' 11 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen909 5294Tons BM 


3.1780Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1780255 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

3.1780 - 21.3.1782CaptainWilliam Waldegrave (1753-1825)BWAS-171421.3.1782 - 11.1782CaptainCharles Fitzgerald (1756-1810) ADM 6/22/428BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 1790CaptainHenry Trollope (1756-1839) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer

1.7.1790 - 2.12.1790MidshipmanGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN

1 Crewman

22.5.1790 - 30.6.1790Able SeamanGeorge Vandepot Crosbe (1774-1826)BPvN

Service History

14.11.1779Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.7.1780Action off Cape Ortegal
1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
26.1.1781Took the Privateer Frigate L'Américain (32) in the Channel
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
16.2.1782Took the Merchantman Frigate L'Aigle (40)
25.4.1782Took the Privateer Cutter Le Marquis de Castries (18) off Cape Clear, after 36 hours chace.BG
11.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3089.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1796Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
4.1796fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
80.40.7800Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £10746.16.9dBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
BPvNBiografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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