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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.4.1773BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1773BWAS-1714
Launched24.1.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1775BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold8.1802BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet23.7935 
Breadth26' 10"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward7' 7"Imperial Feet2.3114 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen301 5094Tons BM 

Armament


24.1.1776Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.12.1775 - 21.3.1776Commander
Elliott SalterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1783
ADM 6/21/145
ADM 6/21
10.4.1776 - 20.12.1776Commander
The Hon. William Clement FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
Transfered ADM 6/21/200
Issued by
Charles CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1718

Confirmed 11.7.1776
BWAS-1714
18.1.1777 - 1.3.1779Commander
The Hon. Robert StratfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1779
ADM 6/21/250
BWAS-1714
30.1.1778 - 2.5.1779Commander
William SwineyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1819
ADM 6/21/540
Issued by
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 13.4.1779
ADM 6/21
1.3.1779 - 24.10.1779Commander
Thomas DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/21/516
BWAS-1714
24.10.1779 - 19.6.1783Commander
Peter BaskervilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1809
ADM 6/22/78
Issued by
Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
, Newfoundland - Canada
Confirmed 12.1.1780
BWAS-1714
19.6.1783 - 31.7.1783Commander
Velters Cornewall BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1802
Transfered ADM 6/23/87
BWAS-1714
31.7.1783 - 20.7.1786Commander
William TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
ADM 6/23/104
BWAS-1714
5.1.1787 - 1.12.1788Commander
Henry NichollsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
ADM 6/23/372
BWAS-1714
1.12.1788 - 12.11.1790Commander
Alan Hyde GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1814
ADM 6/23/507
Issued by
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 5.2.1789
BWAS-1714
12.11.1790 - 8.7.1791Commander
Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson DurhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ADM 6/24/86
BWAS-1714
22.11.1790 - 1790Commander
Wyndham BryerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1795
ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
5.7.1794Commander
William BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1794
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
6.7.1794Commander
Ross DonnellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1838
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1790 - 11.11.1790Lieutenant
John MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
12.11.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
Lancelot SkynnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/86
ADM 6/24

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1773Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
24.1.1776Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7651.4.3dBWAS-1714
24.1.1776Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
14.3.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.4.1776Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1.1777

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
25.3.1777Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1779Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2408.10.3dBWAS-1714
13.5.1779Action in Cancale Bay
11.6.1779Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
23.6.1780Took the Brig
Saratoga (12) 1778-1780
American 12 Gun
Privateer Brig

21.9.1781Took the Sloop
Fish Hawk (8) 1779-1781
American 8 Gun
Privateer Sloop

26.4.1782Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
4.1783Began repairs at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1783Completed repairs at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2883.5.7dBWAS-1714
27.12.1784Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
20.7.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1786Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1787Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4928.0.0dBWAS-1714
17.3.1787Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.7.1791

Paid off and laid up at Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
10.1797Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
8.1802Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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