Nominal Guns26BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Designed by James Martin HillhouseBWAS-1714
Constructor James 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 Ship Commanders

10.5.1780 - 3.9.1781Captain Arthur Kempe ADM 6/22/128BWAS-17143.9.1781 - 13.5.1782Captain Jahleel Brenton (1729-1802) ADM 6/22/334ADM 6/2213.5.1782 - 15.1.1783Commander Charles Stirling (1760-1833) ADM 6/22/468BWAS-171431.12.1782 - 16.1.1783Commander Patrick Sinclair (d.1794) ADM 6/22/568ADM 6/2217.1.1783 - 3.4.1786Commander George Losack ADM 6/23/11BWAS-171417.4.1786 - 28.4.1788Commander Rowley Bulteel ADM 6/23/327BWAS-171428.4.1788 - 26.8.1789Commander John Salisbury ADM 6/23/458BWAS-17148.9.1789 - 16.8.1790Commander Walter Gwennap (d.1798) ADM 6/24/1BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 4.11.1790Commander George Edwards ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/244.11.1790 - 28.4.1792Commander George Dundas ADM 6/24/84ADM 6/2428.4.1792 - 2.12.1793Commander Henry Lidgbird Ball (1756-1818) Transfered ADM 6/24/164ADM 6/244.7.1794Commander Henry Raper (1767-1845) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794Commander Roger Mears (d.1797) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25

4 Crewmen

5.5.1785 - 13.7.1785Lieutenant's Servant Robinson Kittoe (c.1770-1827)ADM 29/814.7.1785 - 30.1.1786Able Seaman Robinson Kittoe (c.1770-1827)ADM 29/83.2.1786 - 3.4.1786Able Seaman Robinson Kittoe (c.1770-1827)ADM 29/81.5.1786 - 10.9.1787Able Seaman Robinson Kittoe (c.1770-1827)ADM 29/8

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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