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Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.1.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.7.1777BWAS-1714
Launched28.5.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.5.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPorcupine ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Isaac BettsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked30.1.1794BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 3"Imperial Feet34.7526 
Length of Keel94' 3 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Forward7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft12' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen513 5594Tons BM 

Armament


28.5.1778Broadside Weight = 105 Imperial Pound ( 47.6175 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1776160Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1778 - 15.3.1780Captain
Thomas GaborianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1795
ADM 6/21/404
BWAS-1714
15.3.1780 - 28.7.1783Captain
Robert BiggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1801
ADM 6/22/98
BWAS-1714
17.12.1782 - 14.4.1783Captain
Rupert GeorgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1794
ADM 6/23/153
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 18.10.1783
ADM 6/23
14.4.1783 - 28.7.1783Captain
George OakesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1797
ADM 6/23/161
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 13.11.1783
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 22.11.1790Captain
George LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1797
ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790Captain
Rowley BulteelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1814
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
28.1.1793 - 23.5.1793Captain
John Child PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1812
ADM 6/24/198
BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 - 23.5.1793Captain
James DickensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1794
Transfered
BWAS-1714
22.5.1793 - 12.7.1794Captain
Anthony HuntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1796
Transfered ADM 6/24/263
Confirmed 27.8.1793
ADM 6/24

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.3.1793 - 30.1.1794Master's Mate
James BrockmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
NBD1849
5.1793 - 10.11.1793Midshipman
Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ODNB

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
22.3.1780 - 2.4.1782Captain's Servant
Richard CurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
NBD1849
2.1793 - 3.17931st Class Volunteer
Daniel WeldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1856
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.7.1777Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1778Commissioned for the Downs SquadronBWAS-1714
28.5.1778Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £12737.6.6dBWAS-1714
28.5.1778Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.7.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
13.5.1779Took the Brig
Amsterdam (10) 1779-1781
American 10 Gun
Privateer Brig
off Cape Ann, MA
W027
1781Took the Ship
Experiment (20) 1780-1781
American 20 Gun
Privateer Ship

4.8.1781Took the Ship
Belisarius (20) 1781-1781
American 20 Gun
Privateer Ship

18.9.1781Took the Cutter
L'Agneau (6) 1781-1781
French 6 Gun
Privateer Cutter
in the North Sea

18.9.1781Took the Schooner
Revenge (8) 1781-1781
American 8 Gun
Privateer Schooner

16.10.1781Took the Privateer
L'Hercule (20) 1781-1781
French 20 Gun
Privateer

3.4.1782Took the Privateer
Franklin 1782-1782
American Privateer

2.5.1782Took the Brig
Fair American (8) 1781-1782
American 8 Gun
Privateer Brig

28.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1783Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1784Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6072.0.2dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began great repair at Thames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed great repair at Thames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore at a cost of £6639.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2299.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
30.1.1794Wrecked on a shoal while entering Leghorn (Livorno) harbourBWAS-1714

 

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