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Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.6.1778BWAS-1714
Launched27.10.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSouthampton BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas RaymondBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered11.10.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 8 ½"Imperial Feet36.5887 
Length of Keel99' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet30.1943 
Breadth33' 8 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen601 7094Tons BM 

Armament


1780Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1780200EstablishmentBWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1779 - 11.10.1780CaptainThomas Lloyd (d.1780)† ADM 6/22/31BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
27.10.1779building at Southampton at a cost of £6806.11.7dBWAS-1714
31.10.1779Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1.1780Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6316.7.10dBWAS-1714
13.4.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslesBWAS-1714
11.10.1780Lost with virtually all hands in the 'Great Hurricane' at MartiniqueBWAS-1714


Sources


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

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