Albacore

2949
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer ship 'Royal Louis' (1781) (22)
Captured29.4.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownNRAR
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold29.4.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 9"Imperial Feet29.2989 
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen319 2294Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1781125 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.10.1781 - 15.12.1782CommanderRichard Callcott (c.1743-1794) ADM 6/22/484
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 25.6.1782
BWAS-1714
15.12.1782 - 14.4.1783CommanderGeorge Oakes (d.1797) ADM 6/23/229
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 7.7.1784
ADM 6/23
15.4.1783 - 3.1784CommanderEdmund Crawley ADM 6/23/216
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 2.6.1784
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
17.10.1781Purchased at Boston - Massachusetts at a cost of £2196.1.5dBWAS-1714
6.3.1784Arrived at Deptford and paid offBWAS-1714
29.4.1784Sold at Deptford for £850BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NRARNaval Records of the American Revolution 1775-1788AuthorityDigital Book
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
 

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