Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1756/04BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSouthampton Class
Designed byThomas SladeBWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert InwoodBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 4"Imperial Feet37.7994
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668
Breadth103' 1"Imperial Feet31.4029
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703
Burthen671 6494Tons BM


1757/05/05Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder
Forecastle12British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756/03/12210Design Complement 


1757/041759CaptainJames GilchristBWAS-1714
1759/12/111760/06CaptainJoseph FraineBWAS-1714
1760/07/011763CaptainCharles AntrobusBWAS-1714
1771/081773CaptainJohn MacbrideBWAS-1714
17731773/06CaptainGeorge VandeputBWAS-1714
1776/101781CaptainWilliam GarnerBWAS-1714
17811782/11CaptainWilliam AffleckBWAS-1714
1786/071789/08CaptainAndrew Snape DouglasBWAS-1714
1789/101791CaptainRichard Goodwin KeatsBWAS-1714
1793/031795/04CaptainRobert Allaster ForbesBWAS-1714
1795/041795/09CaptainEdward O'BryenBWAS-1714
1795/091795/12CaptainWilliam ShieldBWAS-1714
1795/121797/08CaptainJames MacnamaraBWAS-1714
1798/091801CaptainJohn HarveyBWAS-1714
1801/051801/07/28CommanderJohn Miller GarnierBWAS-1714
1801/07/281801/10CaptainJohn Miller GarnierBWAS-1714
1801/10/291801/11CaptainRichard Dalling DunnBWAS-1714
1801/11/031802/04CaptainRobert FanshaweBWAS-1714
1802/01/201802/04/19CommanderChristopher Coleref:616
1802/04/201802/09CaptainChristopher Coleref:616
1810/111811/02CaptainEdwards Lloyd GrahamBWAS-1714
1811/021812/11/27CaptainJames Lucas YeoBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1760/07/021761LieutenantJames Hollref:849
17611761LieutenantPeter Blakeref:849
17611761LieutenantJames Parkerref:849
1780/05/301781/10/28LieutenantSafry Hillsref:559
1782/09/111782/11/23Second LieutenantCharles John Moore MansfieldHMS01
1795/07/181797/08/19Acting LieutenantPhilip Bowes Vere Brokeref:616

Petty Officers

1780/031781MidshipmanCharles DashwoodEWIKI
1789/07/031789/10/10MidshipmanJames Brisbaneref:616
17901790MidshipmanThomas Byam MartinODNB
1791/01/281791/03MidshipmanJames Brisbaneref:616
1794/011795/04MidshipmanColin MacDonaldNBD1849


1771/10/231772/08/21Captain's ServantWilliam CarnegieNAO
1793/04/021794/01Ordinary SeamanColin MacDonaldNBD1849
17941794LandmanJohn DaviesADM 171/8


17941794PrivateJames DallimoreADM 171/8

Service History

DateEvent Source
1757Attack on RochefortBWAS-1714
1757/05/05building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £6427.10.10dBWAS-1714
1757/05/05Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1757/06/19Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4266.4.11dBWAS-1714
1757/07/25Defence of the Southampton 
1757/09/21Took the Sixth Rate Frigate L'Emeraude  
1757/09/21Southampton vs L'Emeraude 
1758/09/24Took the Privateer Le Caumartin BG
1759/03/20Action of 1759-03-20 
1759/03/28Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Danae  
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
1771/03Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1771/10Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £6864.5.7dBWAS-1714
1773/05fitting at Unknown at a cost of £613.16.11dBWAS-1714
1773/06Paid offBWAS-1714
1776/10Recommissioned and sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1776/10Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1776/12Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £3479.18.10dBWAS-1714
1778/10Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1779In the Western SquadronBWAS-1714
1779/03Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £7210.5.1dBWAS-1714
1779/12Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
1780/08/09Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1781At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1781/07/21Southampton vs Fée 
1782/11Paid offBWAS-1714
1783/02Began great repair at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
1784/08Completed great repair at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
1785/06Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1785/07Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3974.3.6dBWAS-1714
1786/06Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1786/08Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2805.0.0dBWAS-1714
1789/08Paid offBWAS-1714
1791Paid offBWAS-1714
1791/05fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1792/03Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1793/04Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £16171.0.0dBWAS-1714
1794/06/01Glorious 1st of June 
1795/05/22Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1795/09/29Southampton vs Vestale 
1796/06/09Took the Sixth Rate Storeship L'Utile  
1796/06/10Took the Sixth Rate Storeship Zibeline off Toulon 
1796/12/02Took the Unrated El Corso off Monaco 
1797/02/142nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
1797/08Paid offBWAS-1714
1798/07Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1798/11Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £8303.0.0dBWAS-1714
1798/12Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1800/06/09Took the Privateer Schooner L'Hirondelle  
1801/11In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1802/09Paid off into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1809/05Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1810/12Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1811/03/13Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1812/02/02Took the Fifth Rate Frigate L'Heureuse Réunion  
1812/02/02Southampon vs Heureuse Réunion 
1812/11/22Took the Unrated Schooner Vixen  
1812/11/27Wrecked off the island of Concepcion in the Bahamas, there were no casualtiesBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ref:849 A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
ref:559 Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
HMS01 HMS MinotaurVariousWeb Site
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 171/8 ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:31

Last Week Mr. Edward Moore, a Midshipman belonging to the Southampton Man of War at the Nore, fell from the Main-top-mast-head, and was killed on the Spot.

The London Chronicle, Tuesday, July 26, 1757

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