Basilisk

3245
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.3.1739/40BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.4.1740BWAS-1714
Launched30.8.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBasilisk ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas SnelgroveBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714
Sold14.8.1750BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 5"Imperial Feet27.8638 
Length of Keel75' 3 ½"Imperial Feet22.8727 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold10' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen270 6994Tons BM 

Armament


8.1740Broadside Weight = 23.5 Imperial Pound ( 10.6576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

8.1741Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
174060Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1740 - 23.11.1740CommanderSir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall) (d.1749) ADM 6/15/326ADM 6/1524.11.1740 - 8.1742Commander John Peddie (d.1742)† ADM 6/15/360BWAS-17142.5.1743 - 23.6.1743Commander Edward Falkingham (d.1783) ADM 6/16/497BWAS-171423.6.1743 - 29.7.1744Commander Polycarpus Taylor (d.1780) ADM 6/17/469
Issued by Edward Vernon (1684-1757), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 9.6.1749
BWAS-1714
26.3.1745 - 25.3.1746Commander O'Brien Dudley (d.1759) ADM 6/17/228BWAS-171420.10.1746 - 1.3.1748/49Commander William Preston (c.1717-1756) ADM 6/17/165BWAS-17141.3.1748/49 - 8.6.1749Commander William Mantell (c.1714-1765) ADM 6/17/537
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 22.11.1750
ADM 6/17
8.6.1749 - 1.9.1749Commander Henry Speke (c.1718-1760) ADM 6/17/520
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 10.5.1750
ADM 6/17
1.9.1749 - 16.1.1749/50Commander Andrew Cockburne (c.1709-1768) ADM 6/18/4
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 23.5.1751
ADM 6/18
16.1.1749/50 - 8.5.1750Commander James Gilchrist (d.1777) ADM 6/17/520
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 11.5.1750
ADM 6/17

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.11.1740 - 29.7.1744Lieutenant John Saunders ADM 6/15/358ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1740Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
30.8.1740Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £5197.9.10dBWAS-1714
30.8.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
30.10.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1741Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1741Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £276.7.3dBWAS-1714
1742Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.1745/46Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
25.3.1746Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
6.1746Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1086.17.0dBWAS-1714
8.1747Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1747Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2302.16.5dBWAS-1714
11.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.5.1750

Paid off

ADM 51
25.6.1750Surveyed on return form the East IndiesBWAS-1714
12.7.1750Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
14.8.1750Sold at Woolwich for £512BWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Don Snelgrove on Sunday 31st of May 2020 20:03

Trying to find all I can about my ancesters Edward, William, and Thomas Snelgrove. The ship builders at Limehouse England. Thank you. Don Snelgrove

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