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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class (1770)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1784
John SuttonBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1802-1811
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel103' 10 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.4039 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen683 2094Tons BM 


10.4.1781Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

27.3.1781 - 11.1783Captain
Charles Morice PoleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1830
ADM 6/22/267
22.11.1790 - 7.2.1793Captain
John OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
8.2.1793 - 1795Captain
Francis RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/24/206
1795 - 1796Captain
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
2.1797 - 1799Captain
Philip WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
1799 - 13.2.1801Captain
Shuldham PeardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814

5 Commissioned Officers

28.3.1781 - 28.5.1782First Lieutenant
Richard OakleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1809
Transfered ADM 6/22/268
ADM 6/22
22.11.1790 - 8.4.1791First Lieutenant
Joseph WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
Transfered ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 17.12.1790Second Lieutenant
Joseph BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
Transfered ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24
7.1797 - 19.10.1797Acting Lieutenant
John Aitken BlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1842
19.10.1797 - 7.1798Lieutenant
John Aitken BlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1842

3 Petty Officers

10.1806 - 5.1807Midshipman
Francis BickerstaffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
1808 - 1812Midshipman
Nathaniel BarwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
2.1813 - 12.1813Master's Mate
Edward Parker BedwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815

Service History

10.4.1781Began building at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
7.1781Completed building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £13759.16.9dBWAS-1714
2.10.1781Took the Privateer
L'Éclair 1781-1781
French Privateer Unknown
In the Channel

16.3.1782Success vs Santa Catalina
20.6.1782Sailed with a convoy to JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1790Began great repair at Gravesend - Kent BWAS-1714
12.1792Completed great repair at Gravesend - Kent at a cost of £15938.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5598.0.0dBWAS-1714
25.8.1793Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
30.9.1793Took the Privateer
Le Poisson Volant 1793-1793
French Privateer Unknown

1797In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
5.1797Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1797Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6356.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.6.1798Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.6.1799Took the Polacca
La Belle Aurora (10) 1799-1799
French 10 Gun
Unrated Polacca

18.2.1800Capture of the Généreux
25.8.1800Took the Frigate
La Diane (40) 1796-1800
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Malta

13.2.1801Taken by Gantaume's squadron in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 27th of November 2021 19:15

9 June, 1799 Success32 Captain Shuldham Peard List of Killed and Wounded on hoard the Boats of His Majesy's Ship Success. Barge. John Grey, and John Londres, killed; James Shaw, Thomas Edwards, John Hughes, and William Robinson, wounded. Launch. William Orr, killed; Lieutenant G. Stupart, Richard Hornsby, William Madden, and James Shaw, wounded. Cutter. Thomas Needham, and William Lamb, wounded.

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