Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1790
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas CalhounBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel115' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet35.0584 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold16' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet4.8832 
Burthen906 8094Imperial Feet0.0216 


15.12.1785Broadside 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

4.1793Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1799Broadside Weight = 99 Imperial Pound ( 44.8965 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1782300Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers

10.1790 - 11.1790CommanderWilliam Nowell (d.1828)BWAS-171418.1.1793 - 1.1795CommanderJohn ParkerBWAS-17141.1795 - 3.1796CommanderWilliam Charles Fahie (1763-1833)BWAS-17143.1796 - 10.1797CommanderWilliam DobreeBWAS-17149.7.1798 - 10.1799CommanderMichael HallidayBWAS-171410.1799 - 8.1801CommanderGeorge Jardine (d.1801)BWAS-17148.1801 - 1.1802CommanderRobert Bell CampbellBWAS-17141.1802 - 29.4.1802CommanderRichard BridgesBWAS-17145.1802 - 3.1803CommanderUlick JenningsBWAS-17143.1803 - 5.1803CommanderThomas Burton (d.1843)BWAS-171410.1804 - 6.1805CommanderThomas GarthBWAS-17146.1805 - 1809CommanderThomas BeaufortBWAS-17145.6.1805 - 23.5.1809CommanderFrancis Beaufort (1774-1857)NBD18491809MasterRichard TurnerBWAS-17142.1813 - 11.9.1813CommanderThomas Ball Sulivan (1780-1857)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

8.10.1798 - 24.2.1800LieutenantEdward Nathaniel Greensword (1774-1845)W005

1 Crewman

8.9.1810 - 1.18111st Class VolunteerFrederick BedwellNBD1849

Service History

21.12.1785Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1786Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
18.1.1793Recommissioned as a store ship for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.1.1793Refitted as a 24 gun Unrated Storeship
10.1793Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
1.1794Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
2.1794At the capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
10.1797Returned to England and paid offBWAS-1714
1.1801Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1801Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
9.1802Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1803Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
5.1803Placed in ordinaryBWAS-1714
1806Sailed to India to escort East Indies convoy homeBWAS-1714
1807Carried supplies to the River Plate expeditionBWAS-1714
11.9.1813Wrecked off BarbudaBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W005Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site

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