Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down21.7.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck107' 8"Imperial Feet32.6426 
Length of Keel88' 6"Imperial Feet26.8415 
Breadth30' 4"Imperial Feet9.2456 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen433 1394Tons BM 


17.4.1756Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1753160Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

29.4.1756 - 1.8.1758CaptainRobert Routh (d.1760) ADM 6/18/260BWAS-17143.8.1758 - 11.1764CaptainJohn Stott (d.1778) ADM 6/19/333BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 29.11.1766CaptainMichael Henry Pascal (d.1786) ADM 6/20/78BWAS-171429.11.1766 - 20.3.1769CaptainRobert Gregory (d.1774) ADM 6/20/148BWAS-171420.3.1769 - 1.1772CaptainWilliam Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/20/432
Issued by Thomas Pye (1713-1785)
Commission confirmed 28.2.1772
20.4.1774 - 8.10.1774CaptainJames Chads (d.1781) ADM 6/21/25BWAS-17148.10.1774 - 1778CaptainAndrew Barkley (d.1790) ADM 6/21/53BWAS-17146.1779 - 15.2.1780CaptainRobert Boyle Nicholas (1744-1780)BWAS-171415.2.1780 - 26.8.1780CaptainWilliam Henry King O'HaraBWAS-171426.8.1780 - 5.10.1780CaptainSamuel Hood Walker (d.1780)BWAS-1714

Service History

21.7.1755Began building at Kingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
17.4.1756Completed building at Kingston upon Hull at a cost of £3400.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1756Began fitting at Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1756Completed fitting at Portsmouth at a cost of £417.9.11dBWAS-1714
24.9.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
29.5.1758Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Echo (28) off Louisbourg
6.1758The Seige of Louisburg
1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
1760At LouisbourgBWAS-1714
8.7.1760Action in Chaleur Bay
1762In Home WatersBWAS-1714
23.8.1762Saield for North America and the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1765Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1767Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £8747.17.8dBWAS-1714
13.4.1767Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1769In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1772Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1773Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1774Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £7539.19.5dBWAS-1714
11.6.1774Sailed for BostonBWAS-1714
10.1774Returned homeBWAS-1714
24.10.1774Sailed from Plymouth for BostonNDARI
3.12.1774Arrived in Boston carrying dispatchesNDARI
19.12.1774Moored in the Piscataqua RiverNDARI
31.12.1774At Noon came on board His Excellency Governour [John] Wentworth Saluted him with 17 Guns. at 4 P M His Excellency Lef the Ship Saluted him with 17 Guns.NDARI
1775In North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.1779Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4267.14.11dBWAS-1714
22.5.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NDARINaval Documents of the American Revolution Vol IWilliam Bell Clark, EditorDigital Book

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