Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down29.3.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.2.1769BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 4"Imperial Feet31.4283 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward8' 5"Imperial Feet2.5654 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen679 6794Tons BM 


31.5.1764Broadside 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

21 Ship Commanders

23.2.1769 - 17.4.1772Captain Samuel Granston Goodall (d.1801) ADM 6/20/229BWAS-171417.4.1772 - 21.6.1775Captain Thomas Wilkinson (c.1736-c.1776) ADM 6/20/439BWAS-171420.2.1776 - 22.7.1778Captain Nathaniel Bateman (c.1723-1797) Transfered ADM 6/21/160BWAS-171422.7.1778 - 10.11.1779Captain Charles Saxton (c.1732-c.1808) ADM 6/21/436BWAS-17146.3.1782 - 18.3.1783CaptainSir John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822) ADM 6/22/420BWAS-171418.3.1783 - 26.3.1783Captain Richard Boger (1739-1822) ADM 6/23/37ADM 6/2326.3.1783 - 14.12.1785Captain Thomas Farnham (d.1793) ADM 6/23/40BWAS-171416.3.1786 - 20.4.1786Captain Robert Montagu ADM 6/23/320ADM 6/2320.4.1786 - 26.8.1789Captain Edward Pellew (1757-1833) ADM 6/23/329BWAS-171426.8.1789 - 21.12.1789Captain John Salisbury Transfered ADM 6/23/541ADM 6/2310.5.1790 - 19.11.1790CommanderThe Hon. Charles Carpenter (1757-1803) ADM 6/24/26BWAS-171419.11.1790 - 18.9.1791Captain Richard Fisher ADM 6/24/87BWAS-171418.9.1791 - 8.10.1793Captain Richard Fisher Transfered ADM 6/24/315ADM 6/248.10.1793 - 11.1794CaptainLord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies) (1768-1834) ADM 6/24/272BWAS-17143.1800 - 1801Commander John HatleyBWAS-17141803 - 1805Lieutenant Daniel Pope (d.1805)BWAS-17143.1805Lieutenant John Eades Baker (d.1805)BWAS-17141807Lieutenant William CockraftBWAS-17141808 - 1810Lieutenant Thomas Spearing OsmerBWAS-17141810 - 1811Lieutenant George Augustus Spearing (1779-1808)BWAS-17141.3.1811 - 1812Captain William FlintBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

3.1783 - 12.1785Vice-Admiral of the White John Campbell (1719-1790)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

23.7.1790 - 24.6.1791Master John TillyADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers

8.11.1770 - 15.2.1772Midshipman James Saumarez (1757-1836) Transferedref:13596.1786 - 1.1789Midshipman Christopher Cole (1770-1836)ref:61610.1791 - 2.1792Midshipman Thomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:616

Service History

31.5.1764building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £11515.18.0dBWAS-1714
14.5.1769Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.8.1772Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

7.1775fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £114.9.11dBWAS-1714
1.1776Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1776Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4418.1.1dBWAS-1714
28.5.1776Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
24.9.1778Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1779Service in the Channel then paid offBWAS-1714
3.1780Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1782Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £15041.1.6dBWAS-1714
30.6.1782Took the Privateer Amazon (18)
20.7.1782Took the Brig La Royale (4)
22.7.1782Took the Ship La Caprice (16)
13.5.1783Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.5.1784Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
22.4.1785Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714

Paid off

13.6.1787Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
2.5.1788Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
2.1789Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1789Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1790Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6831.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
7.3.1792Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
24.11.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1800Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
3.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9866.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1802Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1803Convalescent ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
11.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1807In the BalticBWAS-1714
1807Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
1808Convalescent ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1812In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
3.11.1814Sold at Sheerness for £1,760BWAS-1714


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