Nominal Guns18
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned5.5.1757
ShipyardNantes - Brittany
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck100' 8"Imperial Feet30.6832 
Length of Keel81' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet24.7047 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen404 4794Tons BM 


5.1757Broadside Weight = 57.5 Imperial Pound ( 26.0766 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

6.1758Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1757120 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

5.5.1757 - 22.5.1758CommanderBenjamin Clive (d.1764) ADM 6/18/394BWAS-171422.5.1758 - 7.4.1762CommanderPatrick Mouat (c.1712-1790) ADM 6/18/516BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 13.12.1762CommanderJohn Hamilton (1726-1784) ADM 6/19/396ADM 6/19

Service History

28.4.1757Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £2201.15.4dBWAS-1714
22.5.1757Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
6.6.1757Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
6.6.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.7.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2210.13.1dBWAS-1714
4.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1758Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
6.1758Off St MaloBWAS-1714
6.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £744.10.3dBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
16.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1760Returned homeBWAS-1714
13.12.1762Paid offADM 51
23.12.1762Sold at Woolwich for £1,555BWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

French mercantile Machault built at Nantes


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