Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.1.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.4.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHessel Cliff - The Humber ref:1326
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck128' 4 ½"Imperial Feet39.0271 
Length of Keel107' 9"Imperial Feet32.6463 
Breadth33' 11 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen660 8694Tons BM 

5 Commanding Officers

12.4.1759 - 25.12.1762CaptainWilliam Paston (1731-1774) ADM 6/19/56BWAS-171425.12.1762 - 19.3.1764CaptainCharles Douglas (1726/27-1789) ADM 6/19/458BWAS-171419.3.1764 - 1.4.1765CaptainPhilip Tufton Perceval (1740/41-1795) ADM 6/20/16BWAS-171429.11.1766 - 2.2.1770CaptainThomas Collingwood (d.1780) ADM 6/20/148BWAS-17142.2.1770 - 8.8.1771CaptainGeorge Collier (1738-1795) ADM 6/20/269BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

14.6.1763 - 8.1763MasterJames Cook (1728-1779)WCV

Service History

1759Off DunkirkBWAS-1714
28.4.1759building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £6145.10.2dBWAS-1714
21.6.1759fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £3111.3.9dBWAS-1714
30.9.1760Took the Privateer L'Elizabeth (6)
30.12.1760Took the Snow Le Duguay Trouin (10) without prizes before his captureBG
18.3.1761Took the Flûte Hardi (12)
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
6.1.1762Took the Snow Le Duc d'Ayen (16) at Noon about 17 Leagues S. S. W. from the Ram Head.BG
16.4.1763Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
4.1765Paid offBWAS-1714
1768Sailed on a mission to RussiaBWAS-1714
1771Paid offBWAS-1714
29.11.1776Sold at Woolwich for £695BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1326Hessle Local History Society - Shipbuilding Web Site
WCVPages on captains Cook & VancouverJohn RobsonWeb Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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