Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ship TypeSchooner


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck58' 3"Imperial Feet17.6879
Length of Keel46' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335
Breadth18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959
Depth in Hold8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384
Burthen83 494Tons BM

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource


1775/05/061776LieutenantJohn De la ToucheBWAS-1714
17761776/10LieutenantWilliam QuarmeBWAS-1714
1776/101780LieutenantHenry MowatBWAS-1714

Service History

DateEvent Source
1776At BostonBWAS-1714
1776/10/18Burning of Falmouth, MaineBWAS-1714
1779/07/05At NewhavenBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Possibly this is the salvaged Halifax first purchased in 1768


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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Posted by Frank Licameli on Sunday 12th of February 2017 23:49

A correction to the British schooner Halifax. Under Service History it states "1776/10/18 Burning of Falmouth, Maine." This event actually took place a year earlier on 1775/10/18. However, the Halifax was also in service on 1776/10/18 under Captain Quarme, providing covering fire for the landing at Pell's Point, New York, after the HMS Kingfisher grounded on a sand bar.

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