Mortar

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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.9.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.10.1758BWAS-1714
Named8.3.1759BWAS-1714
Launched14.3.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.6.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassInfernal ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor William WellsBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714
Sold2.9.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Length of Keel74' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet22.5616 
Breadth28' 1"Imperial Feet8.5376 
Depth in Hold12' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Burthen313 3094Tons BM 

Armament


14.3.1759Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4716 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

4.1760Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.175660Design Complement
4.1760110 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.6.1759 - 21.11.1760Commander Joseph Hunt (c.1733-1761) ADM 6/19/71BWAS-171415.1.1761 - 12.5.1763Commander John Symons (c.1732-1799) ADM 6/19/244BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 10.12.1770Commander James Howell Jones (d.1791) ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
2.10.1758Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
14.3.1759Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £3757.14.6dBWAS-1714
14.3.1759Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
28.6.1759Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2015.0.1dBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
4.1760Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Unknown
4.1760refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £207.1.11dBWAS-1714
20.12.1762Sailed for LisbonBWAS-1714
12.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.8.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
31.1.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.9.1774Sold for £400BWAS-1714

 

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