Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Fifth Rate frigate 'Raleigh' (1776) (32)
First Commissioned9.10.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth - New Hampshire DANFS
Constructor James Hackett (1739-1802)DANFS
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 5"Imperial Feet39.9329 
Length of Keel110' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet33.5344 
Breadth34' 5"Imperial Feet10.395 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen696 8094Tons BM 


10.1778Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1778220 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers

9.10.1778 - 24.4.1781Captain James Gambier (1756-1833): on board from 24.10.1778 ADM 6/21/566
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 9.6.1779
25.4.1781 - 11.6.1781Captain Mathew Squire (d.1800) ADM 6/22/278ADM 6/22

1 Commissioned Officer

9.10.1778 - 10.3.1779Second Lieutenant Daniel Wandby (c.1721-1779) ADM 6/21/571
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 16.6.1779
ADM 6/21

Service History

20.10.1778Purchased at a cost of £5928.5.2dBWAS-1714
1779Sailed to the relief of Jersey
13.5.1779Action in Cancale Bay
24.6.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.9.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
16.5.1781Arrived at Portsmouth to pay off
11.6.1781Paid offADM33
17.7.1783Sold at Portsmouth for £500BWAS-1714


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