Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down25.5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames BettsBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 2"Imperial Feet38.4068 
Length of Keel104' 3"Imperial Feet31.7183 
Breadth35' 0 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen680 7294Tons BM 


27.12.1780Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

13.12.1780 - 28.11.1781CaptainCharles Hope (d.1808) ADM 6/22/209BWAS-17143.12.1781 - 22.3.1783CaptainWilliam Parker (1740/41-1802) ADM 6/22/376BWAS-171418.3.1783 - 18.3.1786CaptainJames Cornwallis (d.1798) ADM 6/23/37BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 5.2.1791CaptainPatrick Sinclair (d.1794) ADM 6/24/27BWAS-17145.2.1791 - 20.9.1791CaptainPatrick Sinclair (d.1794) ADM 6/24/106ADM 6/2420.9.1791 - 1794CaptainPatrick Sinclair (d.1794)† ADM 6/24/136ADM 6/241795 - 9.1796CaptainFrancis Farington Gardner (d.1821)BWAS-17143.1800 - 20.7.1801CommanderHassard Stackpoole (d.1814)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

10.2.1793 - 4.1793Rear-Admiral of the BlueJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800)ref:676

1 Commissioned Officer

13.11.1812 - 24.9.1813First LieutenantGeorge Bague (d.1856)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

19.5.1790 - 2.8.1790MasterAlexander PhillipsADM29-1

2 Petty Officers

14.3.1781 - 24.12.1781MidshipmanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO7.1792 - 18.5.1793MidshipmanRichard Curry (1772-?)RNB1823

1 Crewman

12.11.1780 - 13.3.1781Able SeamanWilliam Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO

Service History

27.12.1780building at Mistleythorne - Essex at a cost of £15328.16.2dBWAS-1714
3.1781Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.5.1781Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.7.1781Took the Privateer American Union (6) off Flamborough Head
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
1782Sailed for the Baltic with a convoyBWAS-1714
18.1.1783Sailed for the East Indies, but returned disabled and paid offBWAS-1714
5.11.1783Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1788Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1788Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £9938.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1790fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1615.0.0dBWAS-1714
1791Recommissioned for the Spanish ArmamentBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
16.2.1793Took the Privateer Sloop L'Elizabeth
24.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
29.10.1793Took the Fifth Rate Frigate L'Inconstante (32) off San Domingo
25.11.1793Took the Fifth Rate Frigate L'Inconstante (32)
4.1.1794Operations against San Domingo
16.3.1794Took the Privateer Brig L'Actif (16)
16.3.1794Took the Unrated L'Espiègle (12)
1795At JamaicaBWAS-1714
21.3.1796Attack on Leogane
9.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1798Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
8.1798Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1800Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1800Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
6.1801Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10159.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.7.1801Burnt by accident in Aboukir BayBWAS-1714


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