Nominal Guns56BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Royal Charlotte' (1789) (26)
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck161' 0"Imperial Feet49.0728 
Length of Keel132' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet40.24 
Breadth42' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet12.808 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,252 1994Tons BM 


1795Broadside Weight = 668 Imperial Pound ( 302.938 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 32-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1795350 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer

4.1795 - 11.10.1796CaptainThomas Parr (d.1800)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer

9.7.1795 - 11.10.1796MidshipmanWilliam Balfour (1781-1846)NBD1849

Service History

3.1795Began fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
17.7.1795Completed fitting at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £11271.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.2.1796Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
23.4.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice
11.10.1796Foundered in the North Atlantic while returning home with a convoy, crew saved by a merchant brigBWAS-1793


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