Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.3.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 10"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Length of Keel79' 5"Imperial Feet24.0933 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen307 8994Tons BM 


26.3.1777Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

21.3.1777 - 19.9.1777CommanderWilliam Duddingston (1740-1817) ADM 6/21/269BWAS-171419.9.1777 - 24.2.1779CommanderJohn Leigh Douglas (1741-1810) ADM 6/21/314BWAS-171422.2.1779 - 10.3.1779CommanderWalter Young ADM 6/21/513ADM 6/2110.3.1779 - 11.9.1779CommanderHugh Broughton ADM 6/21/522BWAS-171411.9.1779 - 17.1.1780CommanderJames Johnston (c.1711-1780)BWAS-171417.1.1780 - 12.10.1780CommanderArthur Walter ADM 6/22/265
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Commission confirmed 26.3.1781

Service History

7.1776Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
26.3.1777Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2850.8.1dBWAS-1714
7.4.1777Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
13.5.1777Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2922.17.5dBWAS-1714
12.1777Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
17.6.1779Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.10.1780Wrecked in the Great Hurrican at St Lucia with no survivorsBWAS-1714


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Monday 6th of July 2020 21:07judith hendersonWilliam Beauchamp Proctor
Monday 6th of July 2020 16:41Mr.E.P.DalyBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Dido' (1784) (28)
Monday 6th of July 2020 04:29Gustavo ParedesFrench Fourth Rate screw frigate 'La Pallas' (1861) (60)
Saturday 4th of July 2020 14:22Karen JamesHenry Morse Samson
Saturday 4th of July 2020 09:36Mark ThompsonBritish gunboat 'Gunboat No. 6' (1805) (3)