Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.4.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRichmond ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by William BatelyBWAS-1714
Constructor John BuxtonBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Le Richmond' (1781) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 1 ½"Imperial Feet38.7223 
Length of Keel107' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet32.6168 
Breadth34' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen664 1694Tons BM 


12.11.1757Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

5.4.1757 - 30.8.1757Captain Alexander Schomberg (c.1726-1804) Transfered ADM 6/18/380BWAS-171431.8.1757 - 22.9.1759Captain Thomas Hankerson (c.1712-1780) Transfered ADM 6/18/432BWAS-171422.9.1759 - 24.6.1760Captain George Hamilton (c.1725-1760) ADM 6/19/203
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775), North America
Confirmed 20.10.1760
24.6.1760 - 20.9.1762Captain John Elphinstone (1722-1785) Transfered ADM 6/19/176BWAS-171420.9.1762 - 3.4.1763Captain Charles Napier (c.1730-1831) Transfered ADM 6/19/544
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 13.10.1763
ADM 6/19
3.4.1763 - 25.6.1764Captain Stair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/20/49
Issued by Augustus Keppel (1725-1786), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 6.9.1764
13.3.1776 - 22.7.1779Captain John Lewis Gidoin (c.1727-1796) ADM 6/21/169BWAS-171422.7.1779 - 31.3.1781Captain Charles Hudson (c.1733-1803) ADM 6/22/9BWAS-1714

Service History

12.11.1757building at Deptford - London at a cost of £6364.9.6dBWAS-1714
7.12.1757fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4027.10.2dBWAS-1714
2.2.1758Took the Privateer Le Comte d'Argenson
20.2.1758Took the Privateer La Villemure
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
13.12.1758Took the Privateer L'Entreprenant

Sailed for North America

1760In the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
1760Took the Privateer L'Entreprenant (8)
10.7.1761Took the Privateer L'Aucheur
9.8.1761Took the Privateer Le Faucheur (6) near the coast of NorwayBG
24.11.1761Took the Cutter L'Epervier in the morning , off FairleighBG
4.1.1762Took the Privateer La Béarnoise (14)

Sailed for Jamaica

6.6.1762Operations against Havana

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1771Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714


4.1773Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9098.17.8dBWAS-1714
3.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3893.9.0dBWAS-1714

Sailed for North America

11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
15.8.1778Took the Privateer Black Prince
1779Relief of JerseyBWAS-1714
13.5.1779Action in Cancale Bay
6.1779Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1779Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5331.2.10dBWAS-1714
13.7.1780Took the Privateer Portsmouth Hero
31.3.1781Paid offADM 51
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
11.9.1781Capture of HMS Iris and HMS Richmond
11.9.1781Taken by Le Bourgogne (74) in the Chesapeake
11.9.1781Taken by L'Aigrette (30) in the Chesapeake


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