Alderney

2974
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.3.1734BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.4.1734BWAS-1714
Launched29.3.1735BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.5.1737BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714
Sailing RigKetchBWAS-1714
Hulked2.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck90' 6"Imperial Feet27.5844 
Length of Keel73' 9"Imperial Feet22.3266 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen263 3394Tons BM 

Armament


4.1737Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

8.1738Broadside Weight = 20 Imperial Pound ( 9.0702 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck2 British 13" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1737100As a sloopBWAS-1714
8.173860As a bombBWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1737 - 13.6.1738CommanderTemple West (1713-1757) ADM 6/15/66BWAS-171413.6.1738 - 13.12.1738CommanderJames Scott ADM 6/15/123BWAS-17147.6.1739 - 12.12.1740CommanderJames Scott ADM 6/16/180ADM 6/1513.12.1740 - 24.5.1741CommanderHenry Ward (c.1713-1766) ADM 6/16/116
Commission confirmed 11.11.1742
BWAS-1714
25.5.1741 - 26.2.1741/42CommanderArthur Forrest (c.1716-1770) ADM 6/16/106BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1737 - 12.6.1738LieutenantWilliam Brownjohn (d.bef.1740) ADM 6/15/67ADM 6/158.6.1739 - 29.8.1739LieutenantIngram Kniblo (d.c.1741) ADM 6/16/180ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
1.4.1734Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
29.3.1735Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4449.16.2dBWAS-1714
4.1737Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
5.1737Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
17.6.1737Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £339.3.9dBWAS-1714
7.1738Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
7.1738Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1738Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1347.0.1dBWAS-1714
13.12.1738

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1739Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1739Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1098.18.1dBWAS-1714
23.3.1739/40Attack on Chagres
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
7.1741Operations against Santiago
26.2.1741/42Paid offADM 51
3.1742

Converted to a hulk at Jamaica, final fate unknown

BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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