Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal 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 
Breadth103' 1"Imperial Feet31.4029 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen671 6494Tons BM 


1757/05/05Broadside 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
1756/03/12210Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1757/04 - 1759CaptainJames GilchristBWAS-17141759/12/11 - 1760/06CaptainJoseph FraineBWAS-17141760/07/01 - 1763CaptainCharles AntrobusBWAS-17141771/08 - 1773CaptainJohn MacbrideBWAS-17141773 - 1773/06CaptainGeorge VandeputBWAS-17141776/10 - 1781CaptainWilliam GarnerBWAS-17141781 - 1782/11CaptainWilliam AffleckBWAS-17141786/07 - 1789/08CaptainAndrew Snape DouglasBWAS-17141789/10 - 1791CaptainRichard Goodwin KeatsBWAS-17141793/03 - 1795/04CaptainRobert Allaster ForbesBWAS-17141795/04 - 1795/09CaptainEdward O'BryenBWAS-17141795/09 - 1795/12CaptainWilliam ShieldBWAS-17141795/12 - 1797/08CaptainJames MacnamaraBWAS-17141798/09 - 1801CaptainJohn HarveyBWAS-17141801/05 - 1801/07/28CommanderJohn Miller GarnierBWAS-17141801/07/28 - 1801/10CaptainJohn Miller GarnierBWAS-17141801/10/29 - 1801/11CaptainRichard Dalling DunnBWAS-17141801/11/03 - 1802/04CaptainRobert FanshaweBWAS-17141802/01/20 - 1802/04/19CommanderChristopher Coleref:6161802/04/20 - 1802/09CaptainChristopher Coleref:6161810/11 - 1811/02CaptainEdwards Lloyd GrahamBWAS-17141811/02 - 1812/11/27CaptainJames Lucas YeoBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1757/05 - 1757/09/21Second LieutenantThomas Fordref:10021760/07/02 - 1761LieutenantJames Hollref:8491761LieutenantPeter Blakeref:8491761LieutenantJames Parkerref:8491780/05/30 - 1781/10/28LieutenantSafry Hillsref:5591781LieutenantFrancis Woolridgeref:9351782/09/11 - 1782/11/23Second LieutenantCharles John Moore MansfieldHMS011794First LieutenantAdam Mackenzieref:9241794Second LieutenantGeorge Aldhamref:9241794Third LieutenantWilliam Gatehouseref:9241795/07/18 - 1797/08/19Acting LieutenantPhilip Bowes Vere Brokeref:616

Warrant Officers

1794MasterRobert Lawref:9241794BoatswainIsaac Harrisonref:9241794CarpenterEdward Hogbenref:9241794GunnerEdward Whiteheadref:9241794PurserWilliam Dawsonref:9241794SurgeonGeorge Michieref:924

Petty Officers

1780/03 - 1781MidshipmanCharles DashwoodEWIKI1789/07/03 - 1789/10/10MidshipmanJames Brisbaneref:6161790MidshipmanThomas Byam MartinODNB1791/01/28 - 1791/03MidshipmanJames Brisbaneref:6161794/01 - 1795/04MidshipmanColin MacDonaldNBD1849


1771/10/23 - 1772/08/21Captain's ServantWilliam CarnegieNAO1793/04/02 - 1794/01Ordinary SeamanColin MacDonaldNBD18491794LandmanJohn DaviesADM 171/81794LandmanJames StrachanADM 171/8


1794PrivateJames DallimoreADM 171/81794 - 1795Lieutenant of MarinesArchibald Campbellref:924

Service History

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
1757/09/21Southampton vs L'Emeraude
1757/09/21Took the Sixth Rate Frigate L'Emeraude (28)
1758/09/24Took the Privateer Le Caumartin (16) BG
1759/03/20Action of 20 March 1759
1759/03/28Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Danae (40)
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 (20)
1796/06/10Took the Sixth Rate Storeship Zibeline (20) off Toulon
1796/12/02Took the Unrated El Corso (18) 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
1812/02/02Southampon vs Heureuse Réunion
1812/02/02Took the Fifth Rate Frigate L'Heureuse Réunion (34)
1812/11/22Took the Unrated Schooner Vixen (12)
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:1002 Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 17 Document
ref:849 A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
ref:559 Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
ref:935 Naval and Military Memoirs of Great BritainRobert BeatsonDigital Book
HMS01 HMS MinotaurVariousWeb Site
ref:924 A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet under the Command of Earl HoweA C de PoggiBook
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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