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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat BritainBWAS-1714
OperatorThe Royal NavyBWAS-1714
Ordered1766/01/18BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1769/01BWAS-1714
Launched1770/07/13BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Harris BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip-Sloop BWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture1778/08/07BWAS-1714

Dimensions

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 

Armament

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 
Commanders
FromToRankNameSource
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
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
1777/08/27Present at the Action in Narragansett Bay 
1778/08/07Burnt to avoid capture at Rhode IslandBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves
Sources
IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NDARI Naval Documents of the American Revolution Vol IWilliam Bell Clark, EditorBook
 
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