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Sibyl ➡ 1795 Garland

Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.12.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.10.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class (1771)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1784
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 7"Imperial Feet36.5849 
Length of Keel99' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet30.1911 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen599 2094Tons BM 


2.1.1779Broadside 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

1780Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders

30.10.1778 - 26.9.1780Captain
Thomas PasleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
Transfered ADM 6/21/467
26.9.1780 - 3.4.1781Captain
The Hon. Charles FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1808
ADM 6/22/175
3.4.1781 - 10.5.1782Captain
John RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
Transfered ADM 6/23/79
1.1782 - 2.1782Captain
John NortonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782
5.1.1787 - 12.12.1787Captain ADM 6/23/372ADM 6/2322.11.1790Captain
Robert ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1797
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
George BrisacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
ADM 6/24/241
ADM 6/24
27.1.1794 - 1796Captain
The Hon. Charles JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1796
ADM 6/25/8
1796 - 1797Captain
John Erskine DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1838
James WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
1798 - 3.1798Captain
John Clarke SearleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1811
4.1798 - 26.7.1798Captain
James Athol WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1821

2 Commissioned Officers

22.11.1790 - 3.3.1791First Lieutenant
Thomas Dorsett BirchallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1817
Transfered ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 4.2.1791Second Lieutenant
Thomas PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
Transfered ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24

2 Petty Officers

20.10.1778 - 26.9.1780Midshipman
Pulteney MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1835
1795 - 6.1800Midshipman
Augustus BaldwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1846

Service History

1779Took the Privateer
Townside (16) 1778-1778
British 16 Gun
Privateer Unknown

2.1.1779building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £6326.2.0dBWAS-1714
24.1.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.3.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7049.18.4dBWAS-1714
20.3.1779Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
21.10.1779Took the Privateer
Rambler (14) 1779-1779
American 14 Gun
Privateer Unknown

8.11.1779Took the Packet
Patagon 1779-1779
Spanish Unrated Packet

1780Sailed with a convoy to the Cape and backBWAS-1714
29.11.1780Sailed with Hood to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.2.1781At St EustatiusBWAS-1714
4.2.1781Took the Ship of the Line
Mars (68) 1763-1781
Dutch 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off St Eustatius

4.4.1781Capture of a Dutch convoyBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
29.4.1782Took the Brigantine
Plough (4) 1782-1782
American 4 Gun
Privateer Brigantine

7.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1783Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1784Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7990.2.2dBWAS-1714
11.1786Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1787Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4635.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.4.1787Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1790Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1793Began repairs at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1794Completed repairs at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £15093.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.7.1795Renamed GarlandBWAS-1714
2.1798Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
26.7.1798Wrecked on a rock off Port Dauphine, MadagascarBWAS-1714


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