Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down25.5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor James BettsBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 Ship Commanders

13.12.1780 - 28.11.1781Captain Charles Hope (d.1808) Transfered ADM 6/22/209BWAS-17143.12.1781 - 22.3.1783Captain William Parker (1740/41-1802) Transfered ADM 6/22/376BWAS-171418.3.1783 - 18.3.1786Captain James Cornwallis (d.1798) ADM 6/23/37BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 5.2.1791Captain Patrick Sinclair (d.1794) ADM 6/24/27BWAS-17145.2.1791 - 20.9.1791Captain Patrick Sinclair (d.1794) ADM 6/24/106ADM 6/2420.9.1791 - 1794Captain Patrick Sinclair (d.1794)† ADM 6/24/136ADM 6/241795 - 9.1796Captain Francis Farington Gardner (d.1821)BWAS-17143.1800 - 20.7.1801Commander Hassard Stackpoole (d.1814)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

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

1 Commissioned Officer

13.11.1812 - 24.9.1813First Lieutenant George Bague (d.1856)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

19.5.1790 - 2.8.1790Master Alexander PhillipsADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers

14.3.1781 - 24.12.1781Midshipman William Gordon Rutherford (1765-1818)NAO7.1792 - 18.5.1793Midshipman Richard Curry (1772-?)RNB1823

1 Crewman

12.11.1780 - 13.3.1781Able Seaman William 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 Sloop L'Elizabeth
24.3.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
29.10.1793Took the Frigate L'Inconstante (32) off San Domingo
25.11.1793Took the Frigate L'Inconstante (32)
4.1.1794Operations against San Domingo
16.3.1794Took the 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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