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Nominal Guns30BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Renommée' (1744) (30)
First Commissioned27.1.1747/48BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassSirene ClassNNF-1715
Designed byJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
Constructor François-Guillaume Clairain Des Lauriers (1722-1780)NNF-1715
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1771BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 2"Imperial Feet38.4068 
Length of Keel103' 7"Imperial Feet31.4537 
Breadth34' 10 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen669 5394Tons BM 


1.1748Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1748220 BWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers

27.1.1747/48 - 15.4.1751CaptainWashington Shirley (1722-1778) ADM 6/17/315BWAS-171416.5.1758 - 16.4.1761CaptainGeorge Mackenzie (d.1780) ADM 6/18/513BWAS-171416.4.1761 - 25.8.1764CaptainFrederick Lewis Maitland (1729/30-1786) ADM 6/19/355
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 9.10.1761
20.6.1765 - 30.7.1765CaptainJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/20/78BWAS-171429.11.1766 - 26.5.1768CaptainRichard Bickerton (1727-1792) ADM 6/20/148ODNB26.5.1768 - 1.9.1769CaptainThe Hon. George Murray (1741-1797)BWAS-17141.9.1769 - 31.7.1770CaptainThomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794) ADM 6/20/290
Issued by Arthur Forrest (c.1716-1770), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 6.9.1770
ADM 6/20
10.1.1771 - 21.3.1771CaptainWilliam Peere Williams (1740/41-1832) ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/20

4 Commissioned Officers

27.1.1747/48 - 20.5.1748First LieutenantDaniel Molyneux Cook (d.1750) ADM 6/17/315ADM 6/1720.5.1748 - 24.11.1750Second LieutenantDaniel Molyneux Cook (d.1750) ADM 3/17/358ADM 6/1724.11.1750 - 15.4.1751Second LieutenantDavid Phipps (d.1811) ADM 6/17/545
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 4.4.1751
ADM 6/17
26.1.1750/51 - 15.4.1751First LieutenantHenry Smith (c.1723-c.1757) ADM 6/17/546
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 18.4.1751
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

24.6.1748 - 15.4.1751Midshipman ExtraThomas Jones (c.1706-1769) ADM 6/17/364ADM 6/17

Service History

12.11.1747Arrived in PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1.1748Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
28.1.1747/48Renamed RenownBWAS-1714
14.5.1748Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5103.16.7dBWAS-1714
7.1748Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard

ADM 6/18
7.1757Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1758Operations against St Malo, Cherbourg and St Cas until SeptemberBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
29.6.1758Took the Frigate La Guirlande (22) in the Channel
7.1758Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10754.14.3dBWAS-1714
13.11.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
1760At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1761At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1762Carrying troops to OportoBWAS-1714
6.3.1762Took the Privateer Le Saujon (8) off ScillyBG
8.3.1762Took the Privateer Le Comte d'Hérouville (16) off the LizardBG
18.3.1762Took the Snow Le Sequier (12)
24.3.1762Took the Snow Le Domesville (8) 12 leagues S. W. from Scilly.BG
5.1764Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1808.14.0dBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
11.1764Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
16.4.1767Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1768At JamaicaBWAS-1714

Returned home to pay off

ADM 51
5.1771Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714


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