Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.5.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.2.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBeaver ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by William BatelyBWAS-1714
Constructor Robert InwoodBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 


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

11.2.1761 - 19.5.1761Commander Philips Cosby (1729-1808) ADM 6/19/277BWAS-171419.5.1761 - 24.6.1766Commander William Abdy (1732-1803) ADM 6/19/316BWAS-171424.6.1766 - 18.8.1766Acting Commander John Gauntlett (c.1736-1783)BWAS-171419.8.1766 - 21.6.1767Commander Abraham Duane (1718-c.1767) ADM 6/20/133ADM 6/2023.6.1767 - 10.1.1771Commander Henry Bellew (c.1729-1791) ADM 6/20/171BWAS-17143.10.1770 - 19.1.1771Commander Thomas Porter (c.1732-1775) ADM 6/20/315
Issued by Samuel Hood (1724-1816)
Confirmed 12.11.1770
ADM 6/20
19.1.1771 - 28.10.1772Commander John Linzee (d.1799) ADM 6/20/339BWAS-171425.6.1773 - 20.9.1773Commander Samuel Warren (d.1792) Transfered ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/2012.6.1776 - 5.9.1776Commander Joseph Nunn (c.1734-c.1813) ADM 6/21/194BWAS-17145.9.1776 - 2.8.1777Commander James Jones (d.1780) ADM 6/21/211ADM 6/212.8.1777 - 2.1.1778Commander James Howell Jones (d.1791)BWAS-171415.1.1778 - 12.12.1778Commander Robert Boyle Nicholas (1744-1780)BWAS-171415.1.1778 - 14.12.1778Commander William Truscott (1734-1798) ADM 6/21/497
Issued by James Young (1717-1789), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 9.1.1779
ADM 6/21
12.12.1778 - 21.5.1783Commander Joseph Peyton ADM 6/21/488BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

26.6.1767 - 28.10.1772Master John Madgshon ADM 346/3/10ADM 6/229.12.1780 - 20.5.1783Master Thomas PriceADM 29-1

Service History

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

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
3.1776Began 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) Off St LuciaW027
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

Paid off

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


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