Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1791
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone Class
Constructor EdwardsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship
Expended as Fireship18.12.1793BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Length of Keel90' 6 ½"Imperial Feet27.4447 
Breadth29' 8 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen425 2494Tons BM 


12.9.1783Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

3.1791 - 9.1791CommanderSolomon Ferris (1748-1803)BWAS-17141.1793 - 30.4.1793LieutenantJohn Mathews (d.1798)BWAS-171430.4.1793 - 13.9.1793CommanderJohn Mathews (d.1798)BWAS-171413.9.1793 - 18.12.1793CommanderCharles Hare (d.1801)BWAS-1714

Service History

10.10.1783Began fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
28.10.1783Completed fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1571.18.7dBWAS-1714
7.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
28.9.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1710.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1791fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £903.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.12.1793Expended at ToulonBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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