Halifax

20711
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1775/05/06BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner
Sold1780/02/19BWAS-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
1775/0530 BWAS-1714

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1775/05/06 - 1776LieutenantJohn De la ToucheBWAS-17141776 - 1776/10LieutenantWilliam QuarmeBWAS-17141776/10 - 1780LieutenantHenry MowatBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1776At BostonBWAS-1714
1776/10/18Burning of Falmouth, MaineBWAS-1714
1779/07/05At NewhavenBWAS-1714
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Notes on Ship


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

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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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