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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.10.1775BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.4.1776BWAS-1714
Named17.11.1775BWAS-1714
Launched10.2.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered8.12.1778BWAS-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


10.2.1777Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1777 - 22.4.1778CommanderChristopher Mason (d.1801) ADM 6/21/256BWAS-17144.1778 - 8.12.1778CommanderJohn Botham (d.1778)BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1777 - 4.1778Captain's ServantMathew Buckle (1770-1855)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.4.1776Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.2.1777Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8958.15.11dBWAS-1714
10.2.1777Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.3.1777Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.4.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.12.1778Capsized and foundered with all hands in the Gulf of St LawrenceBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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