Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.3.1751/52BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.2.1753BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 6"Imperial Feet22.8905 
Length of Keel62' 3"Imperial Feet18.9357 
Breadth20' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Depth in Hold9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Burthen140 7294Tons BM 


31.8.1752Broadside Weight = 14.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
31.8.175450Design ComplementBWAS-1714

18 Commanding Officers

13.2.1753 - 28.10.1755CommanderHyde Parker (1713/14-1783) ADM 6/18/59BWAS-17144.11.1755 - 15.11.1756CommanderWilliam Norton (d.c.1779) ADM 6/18/207BWAS-171415.11.1756 - 13.5.1757CommanderJohn Hughes (c.1733-1787) ADM 6/18/325ADM 6/1813.5.1757 - 16.11.1757CommanderBroderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/18/397BWAS-171416.11.1757 - 23.12.1757CommanderGeorge Stancombe (c.1714-?) ADM 6/18/453ADM 6/1823.12.1757 - 19.4.1758CommanderJacob Lobb (d.1773) ADM 6/18/464ADM 6/182.6.1760 - 30.3.1762CommanderPeter Forbes (c.1730-?) ADM 6/19/170BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 26.4.1763CommanderCharles Leslie (d.1775) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-171427.5.1763 - 20.6.1765CommanderJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/19/503BWAS-171430.7.1765 - 21.8.1765CommanderJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/20/84ADM 6/2021.8.1765 - 13.8.1766CommanderCharles Roche (d.1768) ADM 6/20/86BWAS-171413.8.1766 - 30.8.1769CaptainRobert Keeler (c.1735-c.1811) ADM 6/20/132BWAS-171430.8.1769 - 4.10.1769CommanderEdward Crickett (c.1709-1769) ADM 6/20/249ADM 6/204.10.1769 - 25.9.1770CommanderJohn Brisbane (d.1807) ADM 6/20/256BWAS-171425.9.1770 - 24.6.1771CommanderThomas Jordan (c.1737-c.1779) ADM 6/20/294ADM 6/2024.6.1771 - 30.7.1772CommanderJames Cumming (1738-1808) ADM 6/20/382BWAS-171425.7.1772 - 11.1.1775CommanderTyringham Howe: on board from 30.7.1772 ADM 6/20/451BWAS-171411.1.1775 - 2.10.1776CommanderFrancis Parry (c.1739-1803) ADM 6/21/92
Issued by Samuel Graves (1713-1787), North America
Commission confirmed 15.5.1775

Service History

2.3.1752Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
31.8.1752Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2359.2.2dBWAS-1714
31.8.1752Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
14.3.1753Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £858.7.7dBWAS-1714
1756In the DownsBWAS-1714
1757In the DownsBWAS-1714
19.4.1758Paid offADM 51

Paid off

ADM 51
1766In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1767In the ChannelBWAS-1714
10.9.1772Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.10.1776Abandoned and burnt as unfit for service off Cape FearBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787) 


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