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Nominal Guns14B057
NationalityGreat BritainB057
OperatorThe Royal NavyB057
Ordered1766/01/18B057
Keel Laid Down1769/01B057
Launched1770/07/13B057
How acquiredPurpose builtB057
ShipyardChatham Dockyard B057
Ship ClassSwan ClassB057
Designed byJohn Williams B057
ConstructorJoseph Harris B057
CategoryUnratedB057
Ship TypeShip-Sloop B057
Burnt to avoid capture1778/08/07B057

Dimensions

DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB057
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) B057
Upper Gun Deck14British 6-Pounder
Crew Complement
Date# of MenNotesSource
1766/05/08125Design Complement 
Commanders
FromToRankNameSource
1770/091772/09/11CommanderThomas JordanB057
1772/09/111773/04CommanderJacob LobbB057
1773/04/091775/11CommanderGeorge MontaguB057
1775/111778/01/24CommanderAlexander GraemeB057
1778/01/241778/07/30LieutenantHugh Cloberry ChristianB057
Service History
DateEvent Source
1769/01Began building at Chatham Dockyard B057
1770/07/13Completed building at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6503.11.0dB057
1770/07/13Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard B057
1770/11/21Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard B057
1771/08/01Sailed for North AmericaB057
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 IslandB057

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves
Sources
IDDescriptionAuthorType
B057 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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