True Briton

19344
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench cutter 'Le Tartare' (1780) (14)
Captured24.2.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1782
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Sold9.6.1785BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck74' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet22.5743 
Length of Keel54' 4"Imperial Feet16.4846 
Breadth25' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet7.6232 
Depth in Hold9' 11"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Burthen188 994Tons BM 

Armament


6.1782Broadside Weight = 35 Imperial Pound ( 15.8728 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.178260 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1782 - 1783LieutenantFrancis LovedayBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1782Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
17.4.1782Re-registered under her original nameBWAS-1714
6.1782Commissioned for the Channel islandsBWAS-1714
8.1782Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1734.11.9dBWAS-1714
4.1783Began fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
11.1783Completed fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
9.6.1785Sold for £205 at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
 

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