Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1771BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.8.1775BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HennikerBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk in Action6.11.1777BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 10"Imperial Feet36.576 
Length of Keel99' 7 ½"Imperial Feet30.1879 
Breadth33' 9"Imperial Feet10.1346 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen603 4094Tons BM 


2.11.1773Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

10.8.1775 - 6.11.1777CaptainTobias Furneaux (1735-1781) ADM 6/21/112BWAS-1714

Service History

2.11.1773Completed at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £9379.11.1dBWAS-1714
16.8.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.10.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2093.9.11dBWAS-1714
9.11.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.2.1776Took the Pilot Boat Hawke North Carolina coast
6.11.1777Grounded off Point Judith, Connecticutt and abandoned while under fire, losing 5 killed and 20 woundedBWAS-1714


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Sunday 12th of July 2020 09:24PIERRE VILLIEFrench Sixth Rate flûte 'La Nourrice' (1792) (24)
Tuesday 7th of July 2020 01:38Scott William HawleyJohn Mowbray
Monday 6th of July 2020 21:07judith hendersonWilliam Beauchamp Proctor
Monday 6th of July 2020 16:41Mr.E.P.DalyBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Dido' (1784) (28)
Monday 6th of July 2020 04:29Gustavo ParedesFrench Fourth Rate screw frigate 'La Pallas' (1861) (60)