Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor& Hall StewartBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 5 ½"Imperial Feet36.5887 
Length of Keel99' 5"Imperial Feet30.1893 
Breadth33' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet10.0775 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen598 5594Tons BM 


1.7.1783Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

15.8.1783 - 17.12.1783CaptainWilliam Chambers ADM 6/23/116ADM 6/2317.12.1783 - 9.3.1786CaptainJames Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849) ADM 6/23/173BWAS-17149.3.1786 - 16.1.1789CaptainHenry Harvey (1737-1810) ADM 6/23/319ADM 6/2316.1.1789 - 12.1791CaptainJacob Waller (d.1798) ADM 6/23/502BWAS-17146.1793 - 3.1794CaptainEdward Riou (1762-1801)BWAS-17143.1794 - 4.1794CommanderRobert Faulknor (1763-1795)BWAS-17144.4.1794 - 28.6.1794CaptainMathew Henry Scott (d.1837)BWAS-1714

3 Petty Officers

4.1784 - 7.1785MidshipmanHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)ref:6161794MidshipmanJohn WrightADM 171/818.1.1794 - 17.7.1794MidshipmanEdward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)IPC

1 Crewman

23.7.1793 - 17.1.1794Able SeamanEdward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)IPC

Service History

1.7.1783building at Sandgate at a cost of £6907.4.3dBWAS-1714
7.7.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.10.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6296.15.5dBWAS-1714
3.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
4.6.1786Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
25.5.1787Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
3.5.1788Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
26.5.1789Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.6.1790Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
22.6.1791Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1793Began repairs at Thames BWAS-1714
6.1793Completed repairs at Thames at a cost of £2922.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £3807.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.11.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.2.1794Took the Privateer Le Vengeur
28.6.1794Wrecked off Rocky Point, JamaicaBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
IPCIndividual's Passing Certificate Document

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