Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2"Imperial Feet42.6733 
Length of Keel115' 1 ½"Imperial Feet35.0647 
Breadth38' 5"Imperial Feet11.5983 
Depth in Hold16' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet4.8959 
Burthen903 7094Imperial Feet0.0189 


29.4.1786Broadside Weight = 318 Imperial Pound ( 144.213 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

7.1793Broadside Weight = 506 Imperial Pound ( 229.471 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782300Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

8.10.1790 - 2.2.1791CommanderJohn Shortland (d.1804) ADM 6/24/75ADM 6/2430.4.1793 - 9.7.1794CaptainPaul Minchin ADM 6/24/233BWAS-171414.7.1794 - 5.1796CaptainGeorge Tripp ADM 6/25/61BWAS-17145.1796 - 12.1797CaptainThomas WatkinsBWAS-171412.1797 - 9.1798CaptainThomas BoysBWAS-17149.1798CaptainWilliam Edward Cracraft (d.1810)BWAS-17145.1799 - 3.1801CaptainJohn Whitby (d.1806)BWAS-171421.2.1801 - 1.1803CaptainGeorge BarkerNBD18499.1803 - 21.12.1804CommodorePhilip D'Auvergne (1754-1816)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

16.5.1799 - 1.1803LieutenantWilliam Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO

1 Warrant Officer

31.8.1803 - 13.3.1805MasterLuke BrokenshaNAO

2 Petty Officers

4.1794 - 6.1794MidshipmanPatrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:61619.11.1796 - 12.12.1796MidshipmanWilliam Hill (1779-?)NAO

Service History

1786fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4438.0.0dBWAS-1714
29.4.1786building at Bristol - England at a cost of £14000.10.7dBWAS-1714
17.7.1793fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5503.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.5.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
12.1797Took the Unrated La République Triomphante (14)
5.1798Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
9.1798Paid offBWAS-1714
26.4.1800Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.1801Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.1803Returned home to pay offBWAS-1714
8.1803Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
9.1803Recommissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
10.1803Completed fittingBWAS-1714
21.12.1804Wrecked in Grouville Bay, JerseyBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook

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