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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.4.1778BWAS-1714
Launched7.9.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.9.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
James MenetonBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Broken Up1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck79' 0"Imperial Feet24.0792 
Length of Keel60' 9 ½"Imperial Feet18.3007 
Breadth25' 3"Imperial Feet7.6352 
Depth in Hold10' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet3.0671 
Burthen206 1594Tons BM 

Armament


10.1778Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1793Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.177880 BWAS-1714

23 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.9.1778 - 27.1.1780Commander
William PeacockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1783
ADM 6/21/449
BWAS-1714
27.1.1780 - 3.2.1781Commander
The Hon. John Whitmore ChetwyndBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1788
ADM 6/22/104
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 24.3.1780
BWAS-1714
29.1.1781 - 27.10.1781Commander
Chadwick LyndonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1781
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/22/411
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 15.2.1782
BWAS-1714
28.10.1781 - 6.9.1783Commander
David MackayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1792
Transfered ADM 6/23/146
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 30.9.1783
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787Commander
John LaugharneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1816
ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
26.8.1789 - 22.10.1789Commander
Thomas RaymentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1790
ADM 6/23/541
ADM 6/23
22.10.1789 - 22.11.1790Commander
Richard IncledonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1819
ADM 6/23/7
BWAS-1714
22.12.1790 - 28.10.1791Commander
Robert BarlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1823
ADM 6/24/96
BWAS-1714
28.10.1791 - 24.5.1793Commander
Robert BarlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1823
ADM 6/24/143
ADM 6/24
24.5.1793 - 27.1.1794Commander
Joshua MulockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1800
Transfered ADM 6/24/241
BWAS-1714
12.2.1794 - 3.1795Commander
Robert WarburtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1795
ADM 6/25/13
BWAS-1714
10.3.1795 - 31.10.1795Commander
Richard DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1807
BWAS-1714
12.1795 - 5.12.1796Commander
Stephen PoyntzBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1812
BWAS-1714
5.12.1796 - 3.1799Commander
James O'BryenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
BWAS-1714
22.3.1798 - 22.4.1798Acting Commander
John AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 0196-1846
Discharged ADM 196/3/5
ADM 196
14.2.1799 - 29.4.1802Commander
James Coutts CrawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1813
BWAS-1714
7.1802 - 11.1802Commander
John DelafonsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1804
BWAS-1714
8.1803 - 9.4.1805Commander
Sir William BoltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1714
20.7.1805 - 3.1806Commander
John LakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
BWAS-1714
3.1806 - 1808Commander
Thomas InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1810
BWAS-1714
1808 - 1809Commander
Joseph PackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1811
BWAS-1714
1809Commander
Francis John NottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1810
BWAS-1714
1809 - 1.1811Commander
Joseph PackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1811
BWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.9.1778 - 2.4.1779Master
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1804
ADM 29-1
29.1.1790 - 27.10.1791Master
Thomas PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
ADM 29-1
13.8.1803 - 17.7.1805Master
John CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1809
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1791 - 1792Master's Mate
Samuel ButcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1847
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1.1790 - 6.1.1790Able Seaman
William P SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1788-1822
ADM 29/8
7.1.1790 - 14.9.1790Clerk
William P SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1788-1822
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1779Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1781Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.3.1782Took the Brig
Lady Greene (14) 1781-1782
American 14 Gun
Privateer Brig

8.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1793Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Unknown
2.1.1793Fired on by a shore battery at Brest while standing into the harbour. This was the first hostile act of the French Revolutionary WarsBWAS-1714
15.2.1793Took the Privateer
Le Patriote (2) 1793-1793
French 2 Gun
Privateer
near Gravelines
N-GAZ
14.3.1793Took the Ship of the Line
Le Triton (64) 1747-1794
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

3.9.1795Took the Cutter
La Vigilante (6) 1795-1795
French 6 Gun
Unrated Cutter
off St. Brieux

14.4.1796Took the Cutter
La Bonne Espérance 1796-1796
French Privateer Cutter
off Cape Barfleur .
BG
13.11.1796Took the Corvette
L'Etna (16) 1795-1796
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette

4.1.1798Took the Privateer
Le Vengeur (12) 1798-1798
French 12 Gun
Privateer
in the Channel

3.8.1798Capture of the Aventurier
4.8.1798Took the Brig
L'Aventurier (14) 1793-1798
French 14 Gun
Unrated Brig
at Correjou by boat attack

29.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
3.5.1799Joined Lord Keith off Cadiz and was sent to Gibraltar as escort to three transportsTRN3
11.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1803Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1806In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1808In the North SeaBWAS-1714
14.3.1808Childers vs Lougen
19.10.1808Took the Privateer
Frernskanten (4) 1808-1808
Swedish 4 Gun
Privateer

1.1811Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1811Broken upBWAS-1714

 

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