Zephyr -> 1782 Navy Transport -> 1783 Dispatch

Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardGrove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet22.8791 
Length of Keel60' 6"Imperial Feet18.4404 
Breadth24' 1"Imperial Feet7.3216 
Depth in Hold9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Burthen158 3194Tons BM 


1779Broadside Weight = 29 Imperial Pound ( 13.1516 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
177970 BWAS-1714
1.178316Crew size as TransportBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

1.6.1779 - 2.4.1781CommanderJohn Inglis (c.1741-1807) ADM 6/21/562ADM 6/212.4.1781 - 4.10.1781CommanderWilliam Smith (c.1727-1814) ADM 6/22/271ADM 6/224.10.1781 - 1.1.1783CommanderJohn Hills ADM 6/22/348BWAS-1714

Service History

10.3.1779Purchased while on the stocksB066
31.5.1779building at Grove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £2129.9.10dBWAS-1714
21.6.1779Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.8.1779Registered and established as a sloopB066
12.8.1779Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1945.5.8dBWAS-1714
28.5.1780Sailed for the African coastB066
2.11.1780Took the Corvette Le Sénégal (18) in the Gambia River
1782Renamed Navy TransportBWAS-1714
7.1782Paid offB066
1783Refitted as a Unrated Transport
1.1783Renamed DispatchBWAS-1714
1.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1.1797Took the Privateer La Refléchie (12) in the Atlantic Ocean
16.6.1797Took the Privateer Le Vengeur des Français (4) off Dominica
6.7.1797Took the Privateer La Légère (6) off Marie galante
8.7.1797Took the Privateer Le Va-Tout (2) off Martinique
8.2.1798Took the Privateer L'Espoir (8) off Desirade
3.12.1798Sold for £540B066
4.12.1798Took the Privateer La Couleuvre (6) at Gurupano

Notes on Ship

Built at the Grove Street Yard in Deptford


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