Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSouthampton ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Robert InwoodBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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


5.5.1757Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

21 Commanding Officers

4.4.1757 - 11.12.1759Captain James Gilchrist (d.1777) ADM 6/18/379BWAS-171411.12.1759 - 14.2.1763Captain Charles Antrobus (1725-1769) ADM 6/19/118BWAS-17141.8.1771 - 23.4.1773Captain John Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/20/393BWAS-171423.4.1773 - 15.6.1773Captain George Vandeput (d.1800) ADM 6/20/490BWAS-171417.10.1776 - 31.12.1780Captain William Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/21/221BWAS-17141.1.1781 - 23.11.1782Captain William Affleck (1740-1791) ADM 6/23/2
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 3.1.1783
14.7.1786 - 18.9.1789Captain Andrew Snape Douglas (1761-1797) ADM 6/23/346BWAS-171422.10.1789 - 14.2.1791Captain Richard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834) ADM 6/24/7BWAS-171412.3.1793 - 4.1795Captain Robert Allaster Forbes (d.1795) ADM 6/24/218BWAS-17144.1795 - 9.1795Captain Edward O'Bryen (1753-1808)BWAS-17149.1795 - 12.1795Captain William ShieldBWAS-171412.1795 - 29.8.1797Captain James MacnamaraBWAS-17149.1798 - 1801Captain John Harvey (d.1837)BWAS-17145.1801 - 28.7.1801Commander John Miller Garnier (d.1801)BWAS-171428.7.1801 - 10.1801Captain John Miller Garnier (d.1801)BWAS-171429.10.1801 - 11.1801Captain Richard Dalling Dunn (d.1813)BWAS-17143.11.1801 - 4.1802Captain Robert Fanshawe (d.1804)BWAS-171420.1.1802 - 19.4.1802Commander Christopher Cole (1770-1836)ref:61620.4.1802 - 25.9.1802Captain Christopher Cole (1770-1836)ref:61611.1810 - 2.1811Captain Edwards Lloyd GrahamBWAS-17142.1811 - 27.11.1812Captain James Lucas Yeo (d.1818)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

5.4.1757 - 12.9.1757Second Lieutenant Thomas Ford (c.1720-1757)† ADM 6/18/381ref:10021781 - 14.4.1782Lieutenant Francis Woolridge (c.1734-1805)ref:93511.9.1782 - 23.11.1782Second Lieutenant Charles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS0114.7.1786 - 30.6.1789First Lieutenant Andrew Congalton (d.1823) ADM 6/23/346ADM 6/231794First Lieutenant Adam Mackenzie (d.1823)ref:9241794Second Lieutenant George Aldham (1772-1834)ref:9241794Third Lieutenant William Gatehouse (d.1812)ref:92418.7.1795 - 19.8.1797Acting Lieutenant Philip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)ref:616

7 Warrant Officers

8.6.1757 - 22.10.1760Master William Smith (c.1727-1814) ADM 107/5/301ADM 107/51794Master Robert Lawref:9241794Surgeon George Michie (d.1810)ref:9241794Purser William Dawsonref:9241794Gunner Edward Whiteheadref:9241794Carpenter Edward Hogbenref:9241794Boatswain Isaac Harrisonref:924

5 Petty Officers

3.1780 - 1781Midshipman Charles Dashwood (1765-1847)E-WIKI3.7.1789 - 10.10.1789Midshipman James Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6161790Midshipman Thomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)ODNB28.1.1791 - 3.1791Midshipman James Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6161.1794 - 4.1795Midshipman Colin MacDonaldNBD1849

4 Crewmen

23.10.1771 - 21.8.1772Captain's Servant William Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO2.4.1793 - 1.1794Ordinary Seaman Colin MacDonaldNBD18491794Landman James StrachanADM 171/81794Landman John DaviesADM 171/8

2 Marines

1794Private James DallimoreADM 171/81794 - 1795Lieutenant of Marines Archibald Campbellref:924

Service History

1757Attack on RochefortBWAS-1714
5.5.1757building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £6427.10.10dBWAS-1714
5.5.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.6.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4266.4.11dBWAS-1714
25.7.1757Defence of the Southampton
21.9.1757Southampton vs L'Emeraude
21.9.1757Took the Frigate L'Emeraude (28)
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
24.9.1758Took the Privateer Le Caumartin (16) BG
20.3.1759Action of 20 March 1759
28.3.1759Took the Frigate La Danae (40)
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle

Paid off

3.1771Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1771Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6864.5.7dBWAS-1714
5.1773fitting at Unknown at a cost of £613.16.11dBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1776Recommissioned and sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1776Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1776Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3479.18.10dBWAS-1714
10.1778Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1779In the Western SquadronBWAS-1714
3.1779Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £7210.5.1dBWAS-1714
12.1779Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
9.8.1780Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1781At JamaicaBWAS-1714
21.7.1781Southampton vs Fée

Paid off

2.1783Began great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
8.1784Completed great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
6.1785Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1785Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3974.3.6dBWAS-1714
6.1786Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1786Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2805.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1789Paid offBWAS-1714

Paid off

5.1791fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1792Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1793Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £16171.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
22.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
29.9.1795Southampton vs Vestale
9.6.1796Took the Storeship L'Utile (20)
10.6.1796Took the Storeship Zibeline (20) off Toulon
2.12.1796Took the Unrated Corso (18) off Monaco
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent

Paid off

7.1798Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8303.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1798Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.6.1800Took the Schooner L'Hirondelle BG
11.1801In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1802Paid off into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1809Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1810Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.3.1811Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.2.1812Southampon vs Heureuse Réunion
2.2.1812Took the Frigate Heureuse Réunion (34)
22.11.1812Took the Schooner Vixen (12)
27.11.1812Wrecked off the island of Concepcion in the Bahamas, there were no casualtiesBWAS-1714


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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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