Cormorant

3700
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.10.1775BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1775BWAS-1714
Named17.11.1775BWAS-1714
Launched21.5.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.5.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNova Scotia Yard - Ipswich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured24.8.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 10"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen300 494Tons BM 

Armament


21.5.1776Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.5.1776 - 13.6.1776CommanderJames Feattus (c.1728-1784) ADM 6/21/188ADM 6/2113.6.1776 - 7.11.1777CommanderGeorge Young (1732-1810) ADM 6/21/195BWAS-17147.11.1777 - 25.10.1778CommanderWilliam Owen (1737-1778) ADM 6/21/447
Issued by Sir Edward Vernon (1723-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 2.9.1778
BWAS-1714
25.10.1778 - 22.3.1779CommanderCharles Morice Pole (1757-1830) ADM 6/21/524
Issued by Sir Edward Vernon (1723-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 18.3.1779
BWAS-1714
26.3.1779 - 19.4.1779CommanderRobert Boyle Nicholas (1744-1780) ADM 6/21/531ADM 6/2119.4.1779 - 6.11.1779CommanderRoddam Home (d.1801) ADM 6/21/541BWAS-17146.11.1779 - 8.7.1780CommanderJohn Willett Payne (1752-1803) ADM 6/22/63
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787), Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Commission confirmed 10.12.1779
BWAS-1714
8.7.1780 - 24.8.1781CommanderRobert McEvoy ADM 6/22/170
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787), Portugal - Iberian Peninsula
Commission confirmed 14.9.1780
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1775Began building at Nova Scotia Yard - Ipswich BWAS-1714
21.5.1776Completed building at Nova Scotia Yard - Ipswich at a cost of £2788.4.4dBWAS-1714
24.11.1776Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
10.8.1778Second Battle of Pondicherry
3.1779Arrived homeBWAS-1714
22.10.1779Sailed for the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
23.3.1780Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de Buen Ayres
27.1.1781Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
24.8.1781Taken by Le Citoyen (74) off Charleston

 

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