Halifax

20711
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.5.1775BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner
Sold19.2.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck58' 3"Imperial Feet17.6879 
Length of Keel46' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Breadth18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Depth in Hold8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Burthen83 494Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.177530 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1775 - 14.12.1776LieutenantJohn de la Touche (d.1803) ADM 6/21/266
Issued by Samuel Graves (1713-1787), North America
Commission confirmed 17.3.1777
ADM 6/21
1776 - 10.1776LieutenantWilliam Quarme (d.1802)BWAS-171410.1776 - 1780LieutenantHenry Mowat (1734-1798)BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.11.1775 - 23.11.17791st Class BoyThomas Hayward (1767-1797)ADM 51

Service History


DateEventSource
1776At BostonBWAS-1714
18.10.1776Burning of Falmouth, MaineBWAS-1714
5.7.1779At NewhavenBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Possibly this is the salvaged Halifax first purchased in 1768

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Frank Licameli on Sunday 12th of February 2017 23:49

A correction to the British schooner Halifax. Under Service History it states "1776/10/18 Burning of Falmouth, Maine." This event actually took place a year earlier on 1775/10/18. However, the Halifax was also in service on 1776/10/18 under Captain Quarme, providing covering fire for the landing at Pell's Point, New York, after the HMS Kingfisher grounded on a sand bar.

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