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Badger

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.10.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down20.12.1744BWAS-1714
Named23.7.1745BWAS-1714
Launched5.8.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned26.7.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Moody JanverinBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Wrecked24.9.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet27.7463 
Length of Keel74' 7"Imperial Feet22.5997 
Breadth26' 3 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 2 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen274 2294Tons BM 

Armament


1745Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745110 BWAS-1714
1748125 BWAS-1714

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1745 - 29.1.1747/48Commander
Samuel ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1761
ADM 6/16/518
BWAS-1714
29.1.1747/48 - 11.8.1748Commander
James CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1763
ADM 6/17/316
BWAS-1714
26.8.1748 - 4.11.1752Commander
Thomas HankersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1763
ADM 6/17/377
BWAS-1714
5.11.1752 - 18.11.1755Commander
John HaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1779
ADM 6/18/16
BWAS-1714
17.8.1756 - 8.3.1757Commander
Thomas TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1771
ADM 6/18/300
BWAS-1714
8.3.1757 - 15.6.1757Commander
The Hon. Robert BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1780
ADM 3/18/367
ADM 6/18
15.6.1757 - 3.8.1757Commander
William PastonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1764
ADM 6/18/410
BWAS-1714
3.8.1757 - 18.10.1758Commander
Gamaliel NightingaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1763
ADM 6/18/425
BWAS-1714
18.10.1758 - 18.4.1759Commander
Francis BurslemBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1760
Transfered ADM 6/18/549
ADM 6/18
18.4.1759 - 5.9.1759Commander
Basil KeithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1769
ADM 6/19/58
BWAS-1714
5.9.1759 - 11.4.1760Commander
Philip Tufton PercevalBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1781
ADM 6/19/127
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773

Confirmed 14.1.1760
BWAS-1714
11.4.1760 - 21.7.1760Commander
Philip Tufton PercevalBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1781
ADM 6/19/157
ADM 6/19
24.7.1760 - 24.9.1762Commander
Henry ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1762
† ADM 6/19/184
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.8.1745 - 11.8.1748Lieutenant
Francis SwainstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1759
ADM 6/16/531
ADM 6/16
30.8.1748 - 28.2.1755Lieutenant
Francis SwainstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1759
Transfered ADM 6/17/378
ADM 6/17
24.7.1760 - 6.11.1760Acting Lieutenant
Henry ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1761
ref:554
7.11.1760 - 20.8.1761Lieutenant
Henry ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1761
ref:554

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 5.1757Purser
Andrew RutherfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
B103

Service History


DateEventSource
20.12.1744Began building at Bursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
7.1745Commissioned for the Flemish coastBWAS-1714
5.8.1745Completed building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £2063.12.0dBWAS-1714
13.8.1745Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.10.1745Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1912.10.2dBWAS-1714
11.8.1748

Paid off at Sheerness Dockyard

ADM 33
1.1751Sailed to look for a reported islandBWAS-1714
13.3.1751/52

Ordered to build a sail room onboard

BWAS-1714
1753In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
31.10.1755Surveyed at PlymouthBWAS-1714
18.11.1755Paid offADM 33
3.1756Began small repair at Saltash - Cornwall BWAS-1714
8.1756RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1756Completed small repair at Saltash - Cornwall at a cost of £1635.2.2dBWAS-1714
10.1756fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1848.11.0dBWAS-1714
2.1757Took the Privateer
Name Unknown (8) 1757-1757
French 8 Gun
Privateer

24.2.1757Badger vs l'Escorte
24.2.1757Took the Corvette
L'Escorte (14) 1756-1757
French 14 Gun
Privateer Corvette

10.1758Off DunkirkBWAS-1714
17.7.1761Took the Privateer
Le Loup (12) 1757-1761
French 12 Gun
Privateer
off Dunkirk
BG
24.9.1762Wrecked with the loss of all hands in the OrkneysBWAS-1714

 

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