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Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ship TypeSchoonerBWAS-1714


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 Ship Commanders

10.5.1775 - 23.2.1776Lieutenant
John de la ToucheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1763-1782
ADM 6/21/266
Issued by
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
, North America
Confirmed 17.3.1777
ADM 6/21
23.2.1776 - 10.1776Lieutenant
William QuarmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1799
10.1776 - 23.11.1779Lieutenant
Henry MowatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1781

1 Crewman

30.11.1775 - 23.11.17791st Class Boy
Thomas HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1793
ADM 51

Service History

1776At BostonBWAS-1714
18.10.1776Burning of Falmouth, MaineBWAS-1714
5.7.1779At NewhavenBWAS-1714
23.11.1779Paid offADM 34

Notes on Ship

Possibly this is the salvaged Halifax first purchased in 1768


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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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