Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down26.9.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.10.1758
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas StantonBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up31.7.1783BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 2 ½"Imperial Feet38.1127 
Length of Keel103' 8 ½"Imperial Feet31.4071 
Breadth35' 9 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen706 6394Tons BM 


4.9.1758Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1757220Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

18.10.1758 - 14.5.1762CaptainHenry Angel (c.1714-1777) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-171414.5.1762 - 1.7.1762CaptainLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/19/465
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 18.2.1763
ADM 6/19
1.7.1762 - 14.5.1764CaptainWilliam Bayne (1730-1782) ADM 6/20/29
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 24.5.1764
26.7.1769 - 25.4.1772CaptainJoseph Deane (c.1731-1779) ADM 6/20/245BWAS-171426.1.1778 - 13.3.1783CaptainRobert Palliser Cooper ADM 6/21/357BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

23.8.1769 - 25.4.1772CommodoreSir John Lindsay (1737-1788) ADM 6/20/247BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

2.4.1760 - 1.2.1762First LieutenantJohn Orde (c.1739-1819) ADM 6/19/153ref:839

Service History

4.9.1758building at Rotherhithe - London at a cost of £7136.19.8dBWAS-1714
4.12.1758fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4370.15.2dBWAS-1714
31.5.1759Took the Privateer La Dunkerquoise (8) and carried in the DownsBG
14.1.1761Took the Privateer Cutter Le Comte de Valence (10) and retake his prizeBG
26.5.1761Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
17.10.1761Sailed with a troop convoy for the West indiesBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
1763At JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

6.1766Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1766Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4374.4.0dBWAS-1714
8.1769coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5750.6.5dBWAS-1714
25.4.1772Paid offADM 51
9.1777Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
16.9.1777Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
4.1778Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6876.3.8dBWAS-1714
4.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3830.16.5dBWAS-1714
22.5.1779Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
20.3.1780Took the Unrated La Sartine (16)
21.8.1781Took the Unrated Cutter Hope (12) off the Isles of Scilly
4.1.1782Took the Privateer Cutter L'Anti-Briton (22)
2.6.1782Took the Privateer L'Espiègle
4.6.1782Took the Privateer Le Vautour
18.6.1782Took the Privateer Cutter La Victoire (12) off Dungannon

Paid off

31.7.1783Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:839Boys at Sea: Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson's NavyB. BurgBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 31st of May 2014 18:16

Admiralty Office - Jan. 12, 1882
Letter from Capt. Cooper, of his Majesty's ship Stag, dated Dublin, Jan. 5 Having received intelligence of a cutter privateer in this channel that had captured some vessels, as soon as the weather would permit, I went in pursuit of her, and was fortunate enough in falling in with her on the 4th and took her. She proves to be the Anti-Briton of 22 six pounders and 104 men commanded by John Kelley, the man that took the Hope cutter last August. I have great pleasure in taking this cutter, as she is quite new, and has done a great deal of mischief in this channel.

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