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 ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-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 Pasley (1734-1808) Transfered ADM 6/21/467BWAS-171426.9.1780 - 3.4.1781Captain Charles Fitzgerald (1756-1810) ADM 6/22/175BWAS-17143.4.1781 - 10.5.1782Captain John Rodney (1765-1847) Transfered ADM 6/23/79BWAS-17141.1782 - 2.1782Captain John NortonBWAS-17145.1.1787 - 12.12.1787CaptainSir Richard Bickerton (1st Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1727-1792) ADM 6/23/372ADM 6/2322.11.1790Captain Robert Parker (d.1797) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2423.5.1793Captain George Brisac ADM 6/24/241ADM 6/2427.1.1794 - 1796CaptainThe Hon. Charles Jones (d.1800) ADM 6/25/8BWAS-17141796 - 1797Captain John Erskine Douglas (1758-1847)BWAS-17141797Captain James Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17141798 - 3.1798Captain John Clarke SearleBWAS-17144.1798 - 26.7.1798Captain James Athol Wood (1756-1829)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer

1795 - 6.1800Midshipman Augustus BaldwinNBD1849

Service History

1779Took the Privateer Townside (16) (recapture)
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)
8.11.1779Took the Packet Patagon
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) 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)
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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