Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1769/01BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class
Designed byJohn Williams BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Harris BWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip-Sloop
Burnt to avoid capture1778/08/07BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 8 ½"Imperial Feet29.4767
Length of Keel78' 10 ½"Imperial Feet24.0411
Breadth26' 10"Imperial Feet8.1788
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet 
Burthen302 894Tons BM 


1770/07/13Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg) BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1766/05/08125Design Complement 


1770/091772/09/11CommanderThomas JordanBWAS-1714
1772/09/111773/04CommanderJacob LobbBWAS-1714
1773/04/091775/11CommanderGeorge MontaguBWAS-1714
1775/111778/01/24CommanderAlexander GraemeBWAS-1714
1778/01/241778/07/30LieutenantHugh Cloberry ChristianBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1775/051775/05Acting LieutenantPhilip D'Auvergneref:616

Service History

DateEvent Source
1769/01Began building at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1770/07/13Completed building at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6503.11.0dBWAS-1714
1770/07/13Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1770/11/21Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1771/08/01Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1775/01/12Sailed from New York for Turtle BayNDARI
1777/08/27Action in Narragansett Bay 
1778/08/07Burnt to avoid capture at Rhode IslandBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NDARI Naval Documents of the American Revolution Vol IWilliam Bell Clark, EditorBook
Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Wednesday 10th of February 2016 04:00Brian British Third Rate ship of the line 'Kent' (1762)
Wednesday 10th of February 2016 02:46Brian British Third Rate ship of the line 'Marlborough' (1767)
Wednesday 10th of February 2016 01:27Brian British Third Rate ship of the line 'Prince of Wales' (1765)
Tuesday 9th of February 2016 21:02Brian British Privateer 'Lord Rodney' (1792)
Tuesday 9th of February 2016 14:02Brian British Third Rate ship of the line 'Grafton' (1771)