Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.3.1739/40BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBasilisk ClassBWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas WestBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 5"Imperial Feet27.8638 
Length of Keel73' 10 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen265 1794Tons BM 


28.8.1740Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers

29.8.1740 - 21.11.1740CommanderCharles Polkinhorne (d.1746) ADM 6/15/326ADM 6/1521.11.1740 - 13.10.1742CommanderGeorge Tocketts ADM 6/15/359ADM 6/1514.10.1742 - 17.4.1744CommanderRobert Perchard (d.c.1746) ADM 6/16/337BWAS-171418.4.1744 - 11.5.1744CommanderGeorge Elliott (c.1714-1795) ADM 6/16/490ADM 6/1612.5.1744 - 19.10.1745CommanderMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746

3 Commissioned Officers

19.11.1740 - 1.2.1740/41LieutenantCarr Scrope (c.1719-1762) ADM 6/15/358ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - bef.27.8.1741LieutenantIsaac Caillouel (c.1720-1741) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1516.3.1743/44 - 19.10.1745LieutenantWilliam Pettigrew (d.1756) ADM 6/17/108
Commission confirmed 28.5.1746
ADM 6/18

Service History

19.3.1739/40Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
28.8.1740Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £5197.9.10dBWAS-1714
28.8.1740Began 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 £578.1.1dBWAS-1714
1742Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
19.10.1745Taken by the Spanish off Point Pedro by 2 Spanish Xebecs


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