Boreas

3372
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.4.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down21.4.1757BWAS-1714
Launched29.7.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.8.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorIsrael Pownoll (d.1779)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold29.6.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 5 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel97' 5"Imperial Feet29.5837 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen587 3094Tons BM 

Armament


29.7.1757Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.8.1757 - 18.2.1760CaptainThe Hon. Robert Boyle (1736-1780) ADM 6/18/425BWAS-171418.2.1760 - 22.11.1762CaptainSamuel Uvedale (1729-1808) ADM 6/19/136BWAS-17144.4.1763 - 25.8.1766CaptainRichard Hughes (c.1724-1812) ADM 6/19/478BWAS-171425.8.1766 - 10.6.1767CaptainGeorge Vandeput (d.1800) ADM 6/20/134ADM 6/2010.6.1767 - 3.5.1768CaptainThe Hon. Constantine John Phipps (1744-1792) ADM 6/20/170BWAS-17144.5.1768 - 22.2.1769CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 3/20/201B051

Service History


DateEventSource
29.7.1757building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6314.9.10dBWAS-1714
29.7.1757Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.9.1757Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2093.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
21.6.1758Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
26.3.1760Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
30.8.1760Chased the privateer Le Saint Michel which was run ashore and burnt near Cape St Nicholas MoleBWAS-1714
18.10.1760Action off Cuba
1761repairs at Jamaica - Greater Antilles BWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
10.1762Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
22.11.1762Paid offADM 51
5.1763Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5287.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.2.1769Paid offADM 51
23.5.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
29.6.1770Sold for £280BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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