Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor John SuttonBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Le Succès' (1801) (32)


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 Pole (1757-1830) ADM 6/22/267BWAS-171422.11.1790 - 21.11.1790Captain John Osborn ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/248.2.1793 - 1795Captain Francis Roberts ADM 6/24/206BWAS-17141795 - 1796Captain Hugh Pigot (d.1797)BWAS-17142.1797 - 1799Captain Philip WilkinsonBWAS-17141799 - 13.2.1801Captain Shuldham PeardBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

7.1797 - 19.10.1797Acting Lieutenant John Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD184919.10.1797 - 7.1798Lieutenant John Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers

10.1806 - 5.1807Midshipman Francis BickerstaffNBD18491808 - 1812Midshipman Nathaniel Barwell (1793-?)NBD18492.1813 - 12.1813Master's Mate Edward Parker Bedwell (d.1856)NBD1849

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 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
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)
18.2.1800Capture of the Généreux
25.8.1800Took the Frigate La Diane (40) off Malta
13.2.1801Taken by Gantaume's squadron in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714


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