Nominal Guns26BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Designed byJames Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
ConstructorJames Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck110' 5"Imperial Feet33.5407 
Length of Keel90' 6 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.4479 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold8' 7"Imperial Feet2.6162 
Burthen377 5894Tons BM 


5.1780Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade

5.1782Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1780160 BWAS-1714
5.1782125 BWAS-1714

13 Commanding Officers

10.5.1780 - 3.9.1781CaptainArthur Kempe ADM 6/22/128BWAS-17143.9.1781 - 13.5.1782CaptainJahleel Brenton (1729-1802) ADM 6/22/334ADM 6/2213.5.1782 - 15.1.1783CommanderCharles Stirling (1760-1833) ADM 6/22/468BWAS-171431.12.1782 - 16.1.1783CommanderPatrick Sinclair (d.1794) ADM 6/22/568ADM 6/2217.1.1783 - 3.4.1786CommanderGeorge Losack ADM 6/23/11BWAS-171417.4.1786 - 28.4.1788CommanderRowley Bulteel ADM 6/23/327BWAS-171428.4.1788 - 26.8.1789CommanderJohn Salisbury ADM 6/23/458BWAS-17148.9.1789 - 16.8.1790CommanderWalter Gwennap (d.1798) ADM 6/24/1BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 4.11.1790CommanderGeorge Edwards ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/244.11.1790 - 28.4.1792CommanderGeorge Dundas ADM 6/24/84ADM 6/2428.4.1792 - 2.12.1793CommanderHenry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818) ADM 6/24/164ADM 6/244.7.1794CommanderHenry Raper (1767-1845) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794CommanderRoger Mears (d.1797) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25

Service History

9.5.1780Began Completed at Bristol - England BWAS-1714
1.9.1780Completed Completed at Bristol - England at a cost of £7512.5.3dBWAS-1714
5.1782Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Sloop

Paid off


Paid off

6.2.1787Letter of 6th February reported by the Times
"This day his Majesty's sloop the Termagant, commanded by the Hon. J Bultrel, who has been cruising in the North seas after some well-known smugglers, brought into this port a very large vessel, commanded by one of the most intrepid fellows in that clandestine employ, (his name is not yet made public) who, after a full hour's conflict, was obliged to strike to superior weight of metal. Ten of his hands were killed, and five mortally wounded, whom the officers of his Majesty's ship have humanely sent on shore to their sick quarters, along with several of their own valiant fellows. She had on board 800 kegs of spirits, and 200 pound-bags of tea, which are now delivery into his Majesty's warehouse.' ..."
7.1790Placed in ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
16.8.1790Paid offADM 51
28.8.1795Sold at SheernessBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1782-12.1782Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) 

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