Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPortland ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Petit Hannibal' (1782) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 3 ½"Imperial Feet44.5135 
Length of Keel119' 9 ⅞"Imperial Feet36.2934 
Breadth40' 8"Imperial Feet12.3952 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,054 494Tons BM 


12.1779Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

4 Commanding Officers

25.12.1779 - 28.3.1781CaptainBenjamin Caldwell (1739-1820) ADM 6/22/70BWAS-171428.3.1781 - 18.5.1781CaptainAnthony Parrey (d.1789) ADM 6/22/268ADM 6/2218.5.1781 - 24.9.1781CaptainWilliam Grant (c.1728-1790) ADM 6/22/288BWAS-171424.9.1781 - 21.1.1782CaptainAlexander Christie ADM 6/22/435BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

26.3.1781 - 21.1.1782Third LieutenantRichard Runwa Bowyer (d.1823) ADM 6/22/265ADM 6/22

Service History

22.2.1780Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £25889.18.7dBWAS-1714
22.3.1780Sailed as convoy for the East IndiesB066
23.3.1781Sailed as convoy for the East IndiesB066
26.10.1781Took the Ship Le Necker (18)
21.1.1782Taken by Le Heros (74) and L'Artesien (62) off SumatraB066
21.1.1782Action of 1782-01-21
21.1.1782Taken by L'Artesien (64)
21.1.1782Taken by Le Héros (74)


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