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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French Sixth Rate frigate 'La Guirlande' (1757) (22) 1757-1758
French 22 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Named31.7.1759BWAS-1714
Captured7.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.9.1759BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Constructor
Pierre SalinocFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold26.7.1768BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck110' 11"Imperial Feet33.5305 
Length of Keel90' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Breadth28' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen385 8094Tons BM 

Armament


8.1758Broadside Weight = 57 Imperial Pound ( 25.8498 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1759130 BWAS-1714

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.9.1759 - 11.12.1759Commander
George WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1773
ADM 6/19/92
BWAS-1714
17.12.1759 - 17.8.1762Commander
Charles NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/19/118
BWAS-1714
17.8.1762 - 12.8.1763Commander
James AlmsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1784
ADM 6/19/523
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 2.8.1763
ADM 6/19
12.8.1763 - 20.6.1765Commander
Charles LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1775
ADM 6/19/527
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 14.7.1768Commander
Philip DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1758
ADM 6/20/79
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.2.1759Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2157.0.5dBWAS-1714
3.8.1759Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
29.9.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3060.3.8dBWAS-1714
7.1.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
22.2.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1763Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1763Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2754.12.7dBWAS-1714
14.7.1768

Paid off

BWAS-1714
26.7.1768Sold in South Carolina for £414BWAS-1714

 

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