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3480
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.11.1776BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold27.8.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 0"Imperial Feet34.4424 
Length of Keel96' 11 ½"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Breadth31' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet9.4679 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen516 4694Tons BM 

Armament


1776Broadside Weight = 98.5 Imperial Pound ( 44.67 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

10.5.1780Broadside Weight = 111 Imperial Pound ( 50.3385 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

11.1782Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1776160As a sixth rateBWAS-1714
11.178252As am armed transportBWAS-1714

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
25.11.1776 - 20.12.1776Captain
Thomas PringleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1801
Transfered ADM 6/21/236
ADM 6/21
20.12.1776 - 18.3.1777Commander
The Hon. William Clement FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
ADM 6/21
18.3.1777 - 6.12.1777Captain
The Hon. William Clement FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
ADM 6/21/267
BWAS-1793
6.12.1777 - 1.1.1780Captain
Richard Rodney BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
Transfered ADM 6/21/342
BWAS-1714
1.1.1780 - 13.8.1782Captain
John PakenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1805
ADM 6/22/74
BWAS-1714
1.1783 - 7.1784Lieutenant
George BurltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
ADM 106/1275/15
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.1.1781 - 1782Master
John FryerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1812

Service History


DateEventSource
28.9.1776Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
23.1.1777Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4113.18.4dBWAS-1714
4.9.1777Action of 1777-09-04
25.1.1778Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
10.5.1780Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Ship
7.1782Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
13.8.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1783Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2585.13.3dBWAS-1714
4.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1783Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Transport
24.5.1783Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
7.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
27.8.1784Sold at Deptford for £1,500BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Former mercantile Yorkshire

 

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