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Rover

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French corvette 'Le Rover' (1780) (16) 1780-1781
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
Captured1.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered29.10.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel76' 5"Imperial Feet23.186 
Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen208 7894Tons BM 

Armament


1.1781Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
11.2.1781 - 29.10.1781Commander
Richard HawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1781
† ADM 6/22/350
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 10.10.1781
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1781Foundered with all handsBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Cy on Monday 7th of February 2022 22:57

ADM 48/40/78 is a stock seamans will, completed by members of a ships crew. Different man. This Richard Hawford was lost with his ship.


Posted by Simon Cox on Monday 7th of February 2022 18:56

Richard Hawford,† after his name?
Will of Hawford or Hanford, Richard Ship Name: Arethusa
ADM 48/40/78 , 07 February 1796



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