Brave

3398
Nominal Guns3BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer xebec 'Le Brave' (1747) (3)
Captured24.1.1746/47BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.4.1747
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeStoreship
Sold5.10.1748BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 9"Imperial Feet22.9057 
Length of Keel56' 0"Imperial Feet17.0688 
Breadth22' 9"Imperial Feet6.8199 
Depth in Hold7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Burthen154 1694Tons BM 

Armament


4.1747Broadside Weight = 14.25 Imperial Pound ( 6.46275 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck15 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Bow Chaser1 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.174770 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1747 - 27.5.1747CommanderWilliam Holburne (c.1711-1760) ADM 6/17/219ADM 6/1727.5.1747 - 5.10.1748CommanderJohn Hale (c.1718-1791) ADM 6/17/229BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1747Commissioned as a storeshipBWAS-1714
20.4.1747RegisteredBWAS-1714
11.7.1748Sold at Port MahonBWAS-1714
5.10.1748Paid offADM33


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
French Xebec from Bayonne

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM33ADM 33 - Navy Board: Navy Pay Office: Ships' Pay Books (Series I) Archive
 

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