Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 5 ⅜"Imperial Feet30.1847 
Breadth33' 7"Imperial Feet10.1177 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen596 5794Tons BM 


25.11.1783Broadside 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
3.1.1771200Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers

18.12.1783 - 1.4.1786CaptainGeorge Robertson (c.1739-1791) ADM 6/23/173ADM 6/231.4.1786 - 21.5.1788CaptainIsaac Coffin (1759-1839) ADM 6/23/324BWAS-171424.5.1788 - 14.1.1790CaptainSamuel Hood (1762-1814) ADM 6/23/468
Commission confirmed 2.8.1788
14.1.1790 - 21.2.1792CaptainRupert George ADM 6/24/16BWAS-171420.5.1793 - 24.1.1794CaptainJames Dickenson (c.1734-1794)†: on board from 23.5.1793 ADM 6/24/240BWAS-171427.1.1794 - 1798CaptainJohn Oakes Hardy ADM 6/25/8BWAS-17141798 - 10.1798CaptainCharles Dudley PaterBWAS-17141799 - 4.1799CaptainCharles Dudley PaterBWAS-17144.1799 - 12.1799CommanderJames O'BryenBWAS-17142.1800 - 1801CommanderJohn Morrison (d.1806)BWAS-171410.1802 - 12.1807CommanderLewis ShepheardBWAS-17143.1808 - 7.1811CommanderWilliam RogersBWAS-17147.1811 - 7.6.1814CommanderThomas DickBWAS-17146.1814 - 1815CommanderThomas EyreBWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers

3.1808 - 1810Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir Henry Edwin Stanhope (1754-1814)BWAS-17148.1810 - 1811Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17144.6.1814 - 1815Vice-Admiral of the BlueArthur Kaye LeggeBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

20.8.1808 - 11.9.1809LieutenantCharles BowenBWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

23.8.1793 - 3.7.1795BoatswainGeorge William Forster (d.1820)NAO12.11.1806 - 29.12.1807MasterAndrew DavidsonADM29-1

7 Petty Officers

17.1.1784 - 16.4.1785MidshipmanThomas Hayward (1767-1797)1.1790 - 6.1790MidshipmanGeorge Thorp (1777-1797)PMD10.5.1794 - 14.5.1799Master's MateJeremiah BrowneNAO8.1795 - 1798MidshipmanJohn CampbellNBD18498.1810 - 8.1811MidshipmanWilliam Ayling (d.1848)NBD18499.1812 - 1814MidshipmanFrederick William Beechey (1796-?)NBD18495.1813 - 1814MidshipmanJohn Budgen (1794-?)NBD1849

5 Crewmen

16.4.1785 - 5.10.1785Able SeamanThomas Hayward (1767-1797)8.4.1786 - 1789Able SeamanThomas Lyne (1768-?)NBD18497.3.1794 - 9.5.1790Able SeamanJeremiah BrowneNAO10.12.1803 - 18031st Class VolunteerGeorge BlurtonNBD18498.4.1813 - 4.1814BoySir Horatio Thomas Austin (1801-1865)BWAS-1793

Service History

25.11.1783building at Dover - New Hampshire at a cost of £6969.4.5dBWAS-1714
1.12.1783coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7013.6.11dBWAS-1714
18.5.1784Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
17.4.1785Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1789Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1790Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1790Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3538.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.3.1790Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1791Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6084.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1798Paid offBWAS-1714
1799Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Frigate
1.1800Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1800Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Troop Ship
5.1800Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8694.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
10.1803fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1806Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1806Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.3.1807Sailed for the River PlateBWAS-1714
3.1808Recommissioned as a guard ship at WoolwichBWAS-1714
3.1808Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Receiving Ship
9.8.1815Sold at Deptford for £1,660BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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