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Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1771BWAS-1714
Launched2.11.1773BWAS-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

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


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

Service History


DateEventSource
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 Unrated 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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