Recent updates


Recent Comments



Delight

3856
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.12.1777BWAS-1714
Launched7.11.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered9.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel79' 3"Imperial Feet24.0877 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen305 6594Tons BM 

Armament


7.11.1778Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.10.1778 - 24.2.1779Commander
Ambrose ReddallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1783
Transfered ADM 6/21/462
ADM 6/21
24.2.1779 - 5.4.1779Commander
John Leigh DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
ADM 6/21/515
ADM 6/21
22.5.1779 - 28.3.1781Commander
John InglisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1783
ADM 6/21/558
BWAS-1714
23.8.1781 - 9.1781Commander
Francis Thomas DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1780
† ADM 6/22/330
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
7.11.1778coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3919.16.7dBWAS-1714
1.4.1779Took the Corvette
Le Jean Bart (20) 1779-1779
French 20 Gun
Privateer Corvette

11.6.1779Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
18.2.1780Took the Privateer
Industry 1780-1780
American Privateer

16.4.1780Took the Sloop
Macaroni (6) 1778-1780
American 6 Gun
Privateer Sloop

16.4.1781Took the Sloop
Vengeance (14) 1780-1781
American 14 Gun
Privateer Sloop

3.9.1781Sailed for Newfoundland and lost with all handsBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Saturday 18th of September 2021 11:58Linda C. Jones
Friday 17th of September 2021 16:14Candy Herwin
Friday 17th of September 2021 01:18John DickieLouisbourg Expedition
Thursday 16th of September 2021 15:05Michelle Lallement
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Wednesday 15th of September 2021 07:26John Manley
Isaac George ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1814