Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Bellone' (1757) (32)
First Commissioned10.8.1759
ShipyardRochefort NNF-1715
ConstructorFrançois-Guillaume Clairin DeslauriersNNF-1715
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck122' 7"Imperial Feet37.1937 
Length of Keel104' 0 ½"Imperial Feet31.7119 
Breadth34' 11 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen676 6794Tons BM 


8.1759Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1759220 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers

10.8.1759 - 6.11.1762CaptainJohn Carter Allen (1724-1800) ADM 6/19/85BWAS-17146.11.1762 - 1.2.1763CaptainThe Hon. Peregrine Bertie (1740/41-1790) ADM 6/19/449BWAS-17141.2.1763 - 1763CaptainSir Alexander Holburne (3rd Baronet of Menstrie) (c.1737-1772)
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 9.5.1763
18.12.1775 - 12.1776CaptainHenry Davis (c.1732-1776)† ADM 6/21/144BWAS-1714

Service History

14.6.1759Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £4100.19.6dBWAS-1714
14.6.1759Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2467.11.2dBWAS-1714
10.3.1760Sailed to LouisburgBWAS-1714
25.3.1760Took the Privateer Le Chevalier de Bavro (20) to the WestwardBG
8.7.1760Action in Chaleur Bay
6.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1770Began great repair at Limehouse BWAS-1714
12.1772Completed great repair at Limehouse at a cost of £10121.7.10dBWAS-1714
12.1772Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1773Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4126.16.5dBWAS-1714
26.5.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1776Lost presumed foundered with all hands in a tropical storm off BermudaBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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