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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Nicholas BarrettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1764-1779
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSurvey VesselBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1775BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck58' 6"Imperial Feet17.6975 
Length of Keel45' 5"Imperial Feet13.7414 
Breadth17' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet5.188 
Depth in Hold8' 1"Imperial Feet2.4638 
Burthen75 2094Tons BM 


4.1764Broadside Weight = 4 Imperial Pound ( 1.814 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British Light Guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.176430 BWAS-1714

2 Ship Commanders

5.1764 - 1769Master
John CowanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1769
bef.6.1770 - aft.9.5.1773Master
Silas HiscuttBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1790
ADM 106/1185/35
ADM 346

Service History

1764Commissioned to survey Ireland until 1769BWAS-1714
4.1764Purchased at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
22.5.1764Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.8.1764Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £664.8.1dBWAS-1714
3.1775Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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Posted by George Steinbach on Thursday 20th of August 2020 20:25

Journal of the International Map Collectors' Society, Issue No. 100, page 39, London, Spring 2005: In 1771, HMS Bird, sloop of 75 tons, commanded by Silas Hiscutt, Master Royal Navy, conducted surveys of west coast of British Isles under direction of Murdock MacKenzie, the younger, Admiralty Surveyor.

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