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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.9.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1758BWAS-1714
Named22.2.1759BWAS-1714
Launched27.2.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.6.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassInfernal ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorElias BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1771BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel74' 0"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen303 1094Tons BM 

Armament


27.2.1759Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4716 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.175660Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.6.1759 - 4.5.1761CommanderThomas Willis (c.1725-1766) ADM 6/19/69BWAS-17144.5.1761 - 25.2.1763CommanderJohn Hay (d.1781) ADM 6/19/312BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 6.11.1770CommanderJames Shirley (c.1734-1777) ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/2010.1.1771 - 9.1771CommanderHugh Robinson (1735-1802) ADM 6/20/334ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1758Began building at Northam - Devon BWAS-1714
27.2.1759Completed building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £3578.16.2dBWAS-1714
27.2.1759Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
26.6.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2376.15.10dBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
4.1760Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1760Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1760Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1760Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
25.2.1763Paid offADM 51
7.5.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
18.9.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1771Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714

 

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