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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.3.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1780BWAS-1714
Launched18.10.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassZebra ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeter Baker (1732-1796)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold8.1802BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Length of Keel80' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet24.3904 
Breadth27' 5 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9963 
Burthen314 4294Tons BM 

Armament


18.10.1781Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

9.1787Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.8.177916Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.8.1781 - 15.1.1783CommanderLewis Fabian (d.1791) ADM 6/22/329BWAS-171415.1.1783 - 7.4.1783CommanderJohn Smith (d.1808) ADM 6/23/10BWAS-17147.4.1783 - 26.8.1788CommanderJames Norman (c.1735-1806) ADM 6/23/47BWAS-171415.11.1789 - 28.10.1790CommanderRobert Moorsom (1760-1835) ADM 6/24/105
Commission confirmed 29.1.1791
BWAS-1714
28.10.1790 - 1.10.1791CommanderCharles Cunningham (d.1834) ADM 6/24/149
Commission confirmed 6.12.1791
BWAS-1714
1.10.1791 - 5.6.1793CommanderEdward James Foote ADM 6/24/162
Commission confirmed 12.4.1792
ADM 6/24
6.7.1794CommanderWilliam Ogilvy ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.5.1792 - 12.9.1792LieutenantEdward Brace (1770-1843)WWNH

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1780Began building at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
18.10.1781Completed building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £6951.8.7dBWAS-1714
18.10.1781Began coppering and fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
5.2.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
22.6.1783Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1785fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1787Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
9.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1787Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5881.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.2.1789Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1792Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1802Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


ArmamentBWAS-1714
The shot weight of the Carronades fitted in 1787 is uncertain.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
 

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