Fortune

15583
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig-corvette 'Falcon' (1745) (14)
Captured6.3.1745/46BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.4.1746
ShipyardKing's Yard
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow
Sold20.3.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 3"Imperial Feet27.813 
Length of Keel74' 9"Imperial Feet22.6124 
Breadth26' 2"Imperial Feet7.9333 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen272 2294Tons BM 

Armament


6.3.1745/46Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement
1748125 BWAS-1714

18 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1746 - 5.3.1747/48CommanderEdward Jekyll (d.1776) ADM 6/17/93BWAS-17145.3.1747/48 - 6.5.1752CommanderAlexander Campbell (d.1758) ADM 6/17/328BWAS-171429.5.1754 - 21.5.1756CommanderJervis Maplesden (d.1781) ADM 6/18/102BWAS-171421.5.1756 - 6.6.1756CommanderBenjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/18/356ADM 6/1826.6.1756 - 9.9.1756CommanderChristopher Basset (c.1724-1765) ADM 6/18/350
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 1.2.1757
ADM 6/18
9.9.1756 - 19.11.1756CommanderThomas Collingwood (d.1780) ADM 6/18/495
Issued by Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781)
Commission confirmed 20.3.1758
ADM 6/18
19.11.1756 - 17.8.1757CommanderWilliam Hotham (1736-1813) ADM 6/18/381
Issued by Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781)
Commission confirmed 5.4.1757
BWAS-1714
17.8.1757 - 3.3.1758CommanderJames Baker (d.1765) ADM 6/18/429BWAS-17143.3.1758 - 12.3.1758CommanderEdward Clark (d.1764) ADM 6/19/30
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 5.2.1759
BWAS-1714
12.3.1758 - 15.10.1759CommanderReginald Cocks (d.1790) ADM 6/19/30
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 5.2.1759
BWAS-1714
15.10.1759 - 14.11.1759CommanderJames Shirley (d.1774)BWAS-171414.11.1759 - 19.11.1759CommanderNathaniel Stuart (d.1759) ADM 6/19/140BWAS-171424.11.1759 - 18.2.1760CommanderWilliam Howe (d.1764)BWAS-17144.1760 - 27.4.1762CommanderJames Shirley (d.1774)BWAS-171424.11.1761 - 4.4.1763CommanderSamuel Cockfield (d.1767) ADM 6/19/366BWAS-17144.4.1763 - 15.9.1766CommanderThomas Bishop (d.1790) ADM 6/19/478BWAS-171422.1.1767 - 3.12.1767CommanderJohn Jackson (d.1778) ADM 6/20/155ADM 6/2026.5.1768 - 3.1770CommanderEvelyn Sutton ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/20

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.5.1746 - 16.2.1746/47LieutenantThomas Whilton ADM 6/17/99ADM 6/1718.10.1748 - 6.5.1752LieutenantJames Smith ADM 6/17/391ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
27.3.1746Purchased at UnknownBWAS-1714
4.1746Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1746Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1956.12.1dBWAS-1714
2.6.1747Took the Privateer Le Charon (10) BG
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Sloop BWAS-1714
1749In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1750In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1.1751Sailed to look for a reported islandBWAS-1714
6.5.1752

Paid off

BWAS-1714
15.8.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1754Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1754RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1754Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £2397.11.1dBWAS-1714
8.1754Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
10.1759In JamaicaBWAS-1714
19.11.1759Fortune vs Hebe
24.4.1760Sailed with Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1714
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1763Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.3.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1763Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £1433.15.7dBWAS-1714
22.7.1763Sailed for New EnglandBWAS-1714
15.9.1766

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.10.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
20.3.1770Sold at Woolwich for £145BWAS-1714

 

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