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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.12.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1777BWAS-1714
Launched24.6.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.10.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLadd's Shipbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlert Class (1776)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Henry LaddBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutterBWAS-1714
Captured17.7.1778BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck69' 2 ½"Imperial Feet21.0439 
Length of Keel51' 2 ½"Imperial Feet15.5575 
Breadth25' 11"Imperial Feet7.6251 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen182 9094Tons BM 

Armament


24.6.1777Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

2.1778Broadside Weight = 39 Imperial Pound ( 17.6868 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck12 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
14.12.177660Design Complement
2.177880 BWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1777 - 15.4.1778Commander
John BazelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1805
ADM 6/21/318
BWAS-1714
15.4.1778 - 13.5.1778Lieutenant
William George FairfaxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
BWAS-1714
13.5.1778 - 17.7.1778Commander
William George FairfaxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
ADM 6/21/404
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
24.6.1777building at Dover - New Hampshire at a cost of £1391.18.5dBWAS-1714
25.8.1777fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1409.0.2dBWAS-1714
19.9.1777Alert vs Lexington
1.10.1777Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated UnknownWWNH
2.1778refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £197.3.0dBWAS-1714
17.6.1778Alert vs Coureur
17.6.1778Took the Lugger
Le Coureur (14) 1776-1778
French 14 Gun
Unrated Lugger

17.7.1778Taken by
La Junon (32) 1778-1780
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Ushant


 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Saturday 31st of July 2021 18:22

Try posting on the Three Decks Forum. There is a ship page, but no detail.


Posted by ulrich_hanke on Saturday 31st of July 2021 16:28

Do you have any information about a Danish Royal Yacht "Vildanden" (1790) Perhaps it came to Great Britain in 1805?

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