Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1786BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardGrove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 3 ½"Imperial Feet38.4175 
Length of Keel104' 5 ½"Imperial Feet31.7119 
Breadth35' ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold12' 2 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen683 794Tons BM 


26.3.1785Broadside 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

10 Commanding Officers

14.7.1786 - 26.11.1789CaptainJohn Holloway (1747-1826) ADM 6/23/346BWAS-171426.11.1789 - 18.9.1791CaptainMathew Squire (d.1800) ADM 6/24/11BWAS-17144.4.1793 - 1795CaptainWilliam Hancock Kelly ADM 6/24/226BWAS-17148.1797 - 1800CaptainStephen Poyntz (d.1847)BWAS-17141.1801 - 1802CaptainThomas DundasBWAS-171421.1.1806 - 10.1806CaptainSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD184910.1806 - 11.1806CaptainRobert Howe Bromley (1778-1857)BWAS-171411.1806 - 8.1807CaptainKenneth MckenzieBWAS-17148.1807 - 10.1808CaptainAndrew SprouleBWAS-171410.1808 - 17.7.1809CaptainEdward Henry Columbine (1763-1811)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

24.10.1806 - 11.1806LieutenantWilliam BroadwaterNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers

6.11.1793 - 6.11.1795MasterJohn Tomlin (d.1805)ADM29-11.10.1797 - 4.12.1802BoatswainThomas NeedhamNAO

2 Petty Officers

12.1789 - 5.1792MidshipmanThomas Staines (1776-1830)ODNB9.1794 - 1795MidshipmanWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman

4.1793 - 9.1794Captain's ServantWilliam Kelly (1782-?)NBD1849

Service History

4.1785Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
23.4.1785Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1786Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
18.10.1786Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1789Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1789coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.3.1790Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1791Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1792Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6456.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1794At GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
2.1795Took a 16-gun privateer in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1.9.1796Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3621.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £14741.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1797Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
17.3.1798Took the Schooner L'Augustine (2) Off Antigua
13.6.1798Took the Schooner Le Destin (4) off MartiniqueBG
12.1798Took the Schooner La Prospérité (8) in the Leeward IslandsTNC
22.11.1799Took the Corvette L'Éole (18) off San Domingo
24.11.1799Action of 1799-11-24
24.11.1799Took the Schooner Le Vengeur (8) off Cape Tiburon
10.1800Returned to England (Noted as in the Autumn, October is an estimate)BWAS-1714
1802In the ChannelBWAS-1714
10.1803fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
5.1806Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1806In the North SeaBWAS-1714
11.1806Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.11.1807Took the Privateer Estrilla del Norte (2)
5.5.1809Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1714
4.7.1809Capture of Senegal
11.7.1809Grounded during assault on Goree (Senegal)BWAS-1714
17.7.1809Shelled by ground batteries and abandoned as a wreckBWAS-1714


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