Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas AllinBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck80' 6"Imperial Feet24.5364 
Length of Keel60' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet18.3071 
Breadth26' 11"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Burthen234 194Tons BM 


14.12.1779Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
14.12.177990 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers

23.10.1779 - 2.11.1780CommanderChichester Fortescue (1750-1820) ADM 6/22/40BWAS-17142.11.1780 - 1780CommanderCharles Knatchbull ADM 6/22/191ADM 6/227.1781 - 5.1783CommanderJohn Smith (d.1808)BWAS-17143.1791 - 23.5.1793CommanderGeorge BrisacBWAS-17146.1793 - 5.1794CommanderStephen George Church (d.1801)BWAS-171410.4.1794 - 7.11.1795CommanderWilliam StapBWAS-1714

Service History

26.10.1779building at Dover at a cost of £2289.6.2dBWAS-1714
18.11.1779Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.1.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1754.16.6dBWAS-1714
28.12.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1782In the ChannelBWAS-1714
5.1783Paid off into ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
9.1790Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1791Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1595.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1791Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1791Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
13.3.1793Scourge vs Sans Culottes
7.11.1795Bilged on the coast of FrieslandBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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