Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.11.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSaltash BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlderney Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn SnookBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 4"Imperial Feet26.8351 
Length of Keel72' 3"Imperial Feet21.9837 
Breadth24' 9"Imperial Feet7.3724 
Depth in Hold10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen235 3994Tons BM 


5.2.1757Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

12.4.1780Broadside Weight = 27 Imperial Pound ( 12.2448 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck12 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1755100Design Complement

22 Commanding Officers

10.11.1756 - 30.3.1757CommanderThomas Baillie (1725-1802) ADM 6/18/321ODNB4.4.1757 - 15.6.1757CommanderWilliam Paston (1731-1774) ADM 6/18/379ADM 6/1816.6.1757 - 4.1.1758CommanderMaximilian Jacobs (d.1780) ADM 6/18/411BWAS-17144.1.1758 - 1.12.1761CommanderJohn Peighin (d.1785) ADM 6/18/465BWAS-17144.6.1762 - 15.6.1762CommanderJames Bremer (c.1723-1774) ADM 6/19/414ADM 6/1915.6.1762 - 3.11.1762CommanderRichard Brudenell (c.1737-1762) ADM 6/19/417BWAS-17143.11.1762 - 4.4.1763CommanderJames Wallace (d.1803) ADM 6/19/448BWAS-17144.4.1763 - 20.6.1765CommanderThomas Male (d.1769)BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 8.2.1766CommanderCornthwaite Ommanney (1736-1801) ADM 6/20/79ADM 6/2018.5.1768 - 18.5.1771CommanderFrancis Richards (d.1784) ADM 6/20/201BWAS-171418.5.1771 - 29.3.1774CommanderJames O'Hara (d.1790) ADM 6/20/377BWAS-171429.3.1774 - 23.5.1775CommanderFrancis Richards (d.1784) ADM 6/21/20BWAS-171423.5.1775 - 13.3.1776CommanderGeorge Young (1732-1810) ADM 6/21/93BWAS-171413.3.1776 - 26.2.1777CommanderWilliam Webster (d.c.1777) ADM 6/21/169BWAS-171426.2.1777 - 2.5.1778CommanderAnthony Parrey (d.1789) ADM 6/21/261BWAS-17145.5.1778 - 9.7.1778CommanderRobert Simonton (d.1768) ADM 6/21/402BWAS-17149.7.1778 - 16.10.1778CommanderPhilip Walsh (d.1789) ADM 6/21/431BWAS-171416.10.1778 - 10.5.1780CommanderArthur Kempe ADM 6/21/461BWAS-171410.5.1780 - 19.10.1780CommanderThomas West ADM 6/22/128BWAS-171419.10.1780 - 25.12.1782CommanderJohn Lockhart Nasmith (d.1792) ADM 6/22/184BWAS-171411.1780 - 1781LieutenantMathew SmithBWAS-171425.12.1782 - 1783CommanderJames Glasford (c.1736-1796)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

13.1.1758 - 11.3.1761LieutenantWitham Newton (d.1776) ADM 6/18/470ADM 6/18

Service History

12.1.1756Began building at Saltash BWAS-1714
5.2.1757Began fitting at Saltash BWAS-1714
5.2.1757Completed building at Saltash at a cost of £1764.14.0dBWAS-1714
27.4.1757Completed fitting at Saltash BWAS-1714
1759At DunkirkBWAS-1714
11.1762In the North SeaBWAS-1714

Paid off?

ADM 51
5.1768Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1768Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2498.15.5dBWAS-1714
24.2.1779Took the Privateer Schooner Hawk (2)
5.12.1779Took the Privateer Ship Lady Washington (16)
1.1780Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.4.1780Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated  
5.1780Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2424.4.5dBWAS-1714
31.3.1783Paid offADM 51
1.5.1783Sold at Deptford for £780BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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