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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant ship 'Charlotte' (1750)
Named15.11.1756BWAS-1714
Purchased10.11.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.11.1756BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sold15.2.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck98' 5"Imperial Feet29.8863 
Length of Keel79' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet24.0856 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Depth in Hold11' 8 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen317 194Tons BM 

Armament


11.1756Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1.1758Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1632 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.175680as a sloopBWAS-1714
1.175845as a fireshipBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.11.1756 - 26.7.1758CommanderGeorge Balfour (c.1720-1794) ADM 6/18/325BWAS-17142.8.1758 - 21.8.1759CommanderRichard Bickerton (1727-1792) ADM 6/19/30
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Commission confirmed 5.2.1759
BWAS-1714
21.8.1759 - 18.12.1762CommanderMichael Henry Pascal (d.1786) ADM 6/19/96
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 20.9.1759
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
27.10.1756Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
11.1756Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated  
10.11.1756Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £2000.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.3.1757Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £1927.11.4dBWAS-1714
1.1758Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
1.1758fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £432.15.9dBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
14.4.1759

Sailed for the Mediterranean

BWAS-1714
7.1760

At Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
18.12.1762

Paid off

ADM 51
12.1.1763

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
15.2.1763

Sold at Portsmouth for £2,300

BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Charlotte built in 1750 and purchased from Mr M. Hutchinson

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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