Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardFolkstone - Kent BWAS-1714
ConstructorPhineus JacobsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench brig 'Le Scout' (1794) (14)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck82' 0"Imperial Feet24.9936 
Length of Keel59' 7 ½"Imperial Feet17.9959 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen276Tons BM 


30.7.1780Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.178080 BWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers

12.7.1780 - 19.6.1783CommanderJames Ellis ADM 6/22/152BWAS-171419.6.1783 - 16.8.1786CommanderGeorge Lindsay (c.1737-1798) ADM 6/23/87BWAS-171416.8.1786 - 18.12.1787CommanderThomas Laugharne (c.1738-1797) ADM 6/23/350ADM 6/2318.12.1787 - 21.9.1790CommanderCharles Cobb ADM 6/23/444ADM 6/2314.10.1790 - 22.11.1790CommanderJohn Elphinstone (d.1802) ADM 6/24/77ADM 6/2422.11.1790 - 13.11.1792CommanderRichard Runwa Bowyer (d.1823) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2413.11.1792 - 5.4.1794CommanderJoseph Hanwell ADM 6/24/181BWAS-17145.4.1794 - 4.8.1794CommanderCharles Robinson (d.1853) ADM 6/25/97
Commission confirmed 20.10.1794

2 Warrant Officers

16.9.1786 - 21.2.1788MasterThomas SmithADM29-124.11.1792 - 11.9.1793MasterRobert LilburneADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

1789MidshipmanMathew Buckle (1770-1855)NBD1849

Service History

28.3.1780Purchased at Folkstone - Kent BWAS-1714
30.7.1780building at Folkstone - Kent at a cost of £5151.10.4dBWAS-1714
18.8.1780Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.9.1780Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Unknown
15.11.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1786Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.8.1794Taken by La Vestale (32) off Cape Bon
4.8.1794Taken by Alceste (32) off Cape Bon

Notes on Ship

Establishment increased to 16 4-pounders on 1780/09/12 but these were never fitted


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