Beaver

3261
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured15.9.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1757BWAS-1714
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold22.1.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 11 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Length of Keel76' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet23.1712 
Breadth28' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen333 6094Tons BM 

Armament


5.1757Broadside Weight = 57 Imperial Pound ( 25.8498 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1757120 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.5.1757 - 21.5.1759CommanderEdward Gascoigne (c.1712-1764)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
28.4.1757Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £1834.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.5.1757Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
16.6.1757Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
16.6.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
28.7.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2184.4.7dBWAS-1714
18.12.1757Sailed for VirginiaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
21.5.1759Paid offADM 51
13.11.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
22.1.1761Sold at Chatham for £295BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
French mercantile Le Trudaine (18) built at St Malo in 1748 and taken by Ipswich

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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