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Beaver

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.4.1760BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.5.1760BWAS-1714
Named28.10.1760BWAS-1714
Launched3.2.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.2.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBeaver Class (1760)BWAS-1714
Designed by
William BatelyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1755
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert InwoodBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold17.7.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel79' 9"Imperial Feet24.1046 
Breadth25' 10"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen283 794Tons BM 

Armament


3.2.1761Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1760125Design Complement

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.2.1761 - 19.5.1761Commander
Philips CosbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
ADM 6/19/277
BWAS-1714
19.5.1761 - 24.6.1766Commander
William AbdyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1775
ADM 6/19/316
BWAS-1714
24.6.1766 - 18.8.1766Acting Commander
John GauntlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1782
BWAS-1714
19.8.1766 - 21.6.1767Commander
Abraham DuaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1767
ADM 6/20/133
ADM 6/20
23.6.1767 - 10.1.1771Commander
Henry BellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1779
ADM 6/20/171
BWAS-1714
3.10.1770 - 19.1.1771Commander
Thomas PorterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1771
ADM 6/20/315
Issued by
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790

Confirmed 12.11.1770
ADM 6/20
19.1.1771 - 28.10.1772Commander
John LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1791
ADM 6/20/339
BWAS-1714
25.6.1773 - 20.9.1773Commander
Samuel WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1778
Transfered ADM 6/20/500
ADM 6/20
12.6.1776 - 5.9.1776Commander
Joseph NunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1809
ADM 6/21/194
BWAS-1714
5.9.1776 - 2.8.1777Commander
James JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1764
ADM 6/21/211
ADM 6/21
2.8.1777 - 2.1.1778Commander
James Howell JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1778
BWAS-1714
15.1.1778 - 12.12.1778Commander
Robert Boyle NicholasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1780
BWAS-1714
15.1.1778 - 14.12.1778Commander
William TruscottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1797
ADM 6/21/497
Issued by
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 9.1.1779
ADM 6/21
12.12.1778 - 21.5.1783Commander
Joseph PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
ADM 6/21/488
BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.6.1767 - 28.10.1772Master
John MadgshonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1786
ADM 346/3/10
ADM 6/22
9.12.1780 - 20.5.1783Master
Thomas PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1760Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
3.2.1761Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2547.13.4dBWAS-1714
3.2.1761Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.3.1761Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2459.16.1dBWAS-1714
26.5.1763Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
21.3.1767

Paid off

ADM 51
4.1767Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1767Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3538.12.1dBWAS-1714
9.9.1767Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1772Ordered homeBWAS-1714
28.10.1772Paid offADM 51
3.1773SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1776Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
8.1776Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4407.4.8dBWAS-1714
19.5.1777Oliver Cromwell vs Beaver
19.5.1777Took the Ship
Oliver Cromwell (24) 1777-1777
American 24 Gun
Privateer Ship
Off St Lucia
W027
13.5.1779Action in Cancale Bay
5.1780Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1537.17.2dBWAS-1714
21.5.1783

Paid off

ADM 51
17.7.1783Sold at Deptford for £940BWAS-1714

 

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