Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.4.1758
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRichmond Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Tamise' (1793) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Length of Keel104' 8 ½"Imperial Feet31.7119 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Burthen656 4694Tons BM 


10.4.1758Broadside 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
12.3.1756210Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

17.4.1758 - 21.11.1760CaptainSir Stephen Colby (d.1779) ADM 6/18/502BWAS-171421.11.1760 - 3.1766CaptainJohn Eliot (d.1769) ADM 6/19/209BWAS-17142.10.1770 - 14.10.1773CaptainWilliam Locker (1731-1800) ADM 6/20/296BWAS-171414.10.1773 - 7.12.1773CaptainGeorge Vandeput (d.1800) ADM 6/20/522ADM 6/207.12.1773 - 7.1775CaptainJohn Moutray (d.1785) ADM 6/20/531BWAS-171415.8.1776 - 9.1782CaptainTyringham Howe ADM 6/21/206BWAS-17146.1790 - 1791CaptainThomas Troubridge (1758-1807)BWAS-17141793 - 4.10.1793CaptainJames Cotes (d.1802)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

12.2.1759 - 25.4.1763Second LieutenantThomas Gaborian (d.c.1795) ADM 6/19/33ref:849

2 Petty Officers

30.3.1761 - 15.5.1761MidshipmanJoseph FurserLPC10.1772 - 4.1774MidshipmanIsaac George Manley (1755-1837)LPC

1 Crewman

6.3.1760 - 30.3.1761Able SeamanJoseph FurserLPC

Service History

10.4.1758building at Buckler's Hard at a cost of £6057.12.11dBWAS-1714
27.4.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
29.5.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4984.13.10dBWAS-1714
1759Took the Privateer La Morech (18)
12.3.1759Action of 12/13 March 1759
18.5.1759Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Aréthuse (32)
26.5.1760Took the Privateer Snow Le Bien Aimé (12) fifty Leagues to the Westward of Tory Island, after a chace of 11 hoursBG
28.5.1760Sailed for the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
1761Cruising off MadeiraBWAS-1714
28.7.1761Took the Privateer L'Union
6.8.1763Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1766Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1770Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1770Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3996.17.7dBWAS-1714
22.6.1773At the Spithead ReviewBWAS-1714
1774Sailed to MoroccoBWAS-1714
7.1775Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1776Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1776Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £12371.17.5dBWAS-1714
5.12.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
27.4.1777Took the Unrated Brig Raleigh (10)
5.7.1779At NewhavenBWAS-1714
8.1781Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1783Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6701.13.10dBWAS-1714
2.1788Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1790Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £14655.0.0dBWAS-1714
1791Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1793Began repairs at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1793Completed repairs at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6013.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1793fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1306.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.10.1793Taken by Le Carmagnole (38) EWIKI
4.10.1793Taken by three French FrigatesBWAS-1714
4.10.1793Thames vs Uranie


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
LPCLieutenant's Passing Certificate Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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