Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.5.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Adam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up30.12.1765BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 6"Imperial Feet35.9749 
Length of Keel97' 5 ½"Imperial Feet29.5783 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen587 5394Tons BM 


17.8.1757Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

17.8.1757 - 6.4.1761Captain Charles Medows (1737-1816) Transfered ADM 6/18/429BWAS-17146.4.1761 - 7.2.1763Captain Richard Brathwaite (c.1728-1805) ADM 6/19/328
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 9.7.1761
2.8.1763 - 20.9.1764CaptainThe Hon. Peregrine Bertie (1740/41-1790) ADM 6/19/523BWAS-171420.9.1764 - 30.10.1765Captain Philip Boteler (c.1731-1787) ADM 6/20/50BWAS-171430.10.1765 - 20.12.1765Captain Richard Brathwaite (c.1728-1805) ADM 6/20/95ADM 6/20

1 Crewman

28.8.1761 - 20.12.1765Able Seaman Cuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)NAO

Service History

17.8.1757building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9813.15.11dBWAS-1714
17.8.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1757For the Western squadronBWAS-1714
8.10.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
13.12.1757Took the Privateer Le Duc de Broglie
23.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
15.4.1759Sailed for MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

3.11.1763Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
10.1764Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1764Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2558.11.0dBWAS-1714
1.4.1765Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
10.12.1765Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
20.12.1765Paid offADM 51
30.12.1765Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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Posted by Brian on Saturday 24th of May 2014 21:30

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 31 (1761).
The Shannon, Capt. Braithwaite, came to her moorings at Deptford. She brought 12 pirates from Gibraltar, who had robbed a Dutch ship, cut off the master's ears, and and nailed them to the mast.

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