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Hornet

20530
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French snow 'Le Hornet' (1747) (10) 1747-1747
French 10 Gun
Unrated Snow
Captured10.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.12.1747BWAS-1714
ShipyardWest Itchenor - Chichester BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Sold3.4.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 0 ½"Imperial Feet27.7495 
Length of Keel73' 9"Imperial Feet22.3266 
Breadth26' 4 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen272 4394Tons BM 

Armament


10.1747Broadside 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

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.12.1747 - 26.3.1753Commander
John HollwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
ADM 6/17/295
BWAS-1714
28.1.1755 - 3.5.1758Commander
Sampson SaltBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1759
ADM 6/18/125
BWAS-1714
3.5.1758 - 17.12.1759Commander
Charles NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
Transfered ADM 6/19/89
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 28.8.1759
BWAS-1714
6.2.1760 - 11.8.1762Commander
George JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1787
ADM 6/19/134
BWAS-1714
11.8.1762 - 1.6.1763Commander
Jeremiah MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1768
ADM 6/19/429
BWAS-1714
3.6.1763 - 5.3.1768Commander
Jeremiah MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1768
ADM 6/19/504
ADM 6/19
26.5.1768Commander
Edward MedowsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1793
ADM 6/20/204
ADM 6/20

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1760Master
John McLaurinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1782
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Service History


DateEventSource
6.11.1747Surveyed at PlymouthBWAS-1714
12.1747Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1748Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1372.0.0dBWAS-1714
1750In the Carolinas and BahamasBWAS-1714
1751In the Carolinas and BahamasBWAS-1714
3.1750/51Sheathed in CarolinaBWAS-1714
1752In the Carolinas and BahamasBWAS-1714
26.3.1753Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
15.5.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1754Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1755Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3353.15.1dBWAS-1714
22.4.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1756In North AmericaBWAS-1714
3.1757Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1759Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.10.1759SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1759Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1810.8.5dBWAS-1714
1760In the ChannelBWAS-1714
8.1.1761Took the Snow
Le Chevalier d'Artesay (8) 1756-1761
French 8 Gun
Privateer Snow
off Granville and brought into Plymouth
BG
15.1.1761Took the Privateer
La Société (6) 1760-1761
French 6 Gun
Privateer
and carried to Lisbon
BG
1.6.1763Paid offADM 51
1.8.1763Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.3.1768

Paid off

BWAS-1714
14.7.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.2.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.4.1770Sold at Chatham for £190BWAS-1714

 

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