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Dolphin -> 1755 Firebrand -> 1757 Penquin

3938
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.9.1730BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1730BWAS-1714
Launched6.1.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1.1731/32BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1702-1742
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured28.3.1760BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth30' 5"Imperial Feet9.271 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen428 1394Tons BM 

Armament


6.1.1731/32Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

4.1747Broadside Weight = 20 Imperial Pound ( 9.0702 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck6 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

11.1757Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement
174565as a storeshipBWAS-1714
4.174755as a fireshipBWAS-1714

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1731/32 - 26.8.1735Captain
Philip VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
ADM 6/15/96
BWAS-1714
9.2.1735/36 - 15.2.1739/40Captain
Aubrey BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1733
Transfered ADM 6/15/7
BWAS-1714
15.2.1739/40 - 9.5.1742Captain
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768
ADM 6/15/248
BWAS-1714
10.5.1742 - 23.12.1743Captain
Philip CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1748
Transfered
BWAS-1714
24.12.1743 - 16.2.1743/44Captain
Francis GearyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1780
Transfered ADM 6/16/253
ADM 6/16
17.2.1743/44 - 17.4.1744Captain
John PhillipsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/273
BWAS-1714
18.4.1744 - 24.2.1744/45Captain
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
Transfered ADM 6/16/295
BWAS-1714
25.2.1744/45 - 26.2.1744/45Captain
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1747
Transfered ADM 6/17/499
Issued by
Curtis BarnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1756
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 10.10.1749
ADM 6/17
26.2.1744/45 - 20.7.1745Commander
Henry RosewellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1771
ADM 6/17/151
BWAS-1714
21.7.1745 - 1.2.1745/46Commander
Nathaniel StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1748
ADM 6/17/244
Issued by
Curtis BarnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1756
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 15.7.1747
ADM 6/19
1.2.1745/46 - 8.12.1746Commander
Charles WrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1774
ADM 6/17/157
Confirmed 24.9.1746
ADM 6/17
2.3.1746/47 - 22.6.1747Commander
Richard DorrillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1759
Transfered ADM 6/17/205
ADM 6/17
22.6.1747 - 26.5.1748Commander
Edward CrickettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1769
ADM 6/17/240
BWAS-1714
14.10.1755 - 31.12.1755Commander
John ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1776
Transfered ADM 6/18/201
ADM 6/18
31.12.1755 - 17.2.1757Commander
Taylor PennyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/18/223
BWAS-1714
16.11.1757 - 30.7.1759Captain
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1762
Transfered ADM 6/18/453
BWAS-1714
30.7.1759 - 28.3.1760Captain
William HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1766
ADM 6/19/82
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1731/32 - 26.8.1735Lieutenant
Philip TomsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1748
ADM 6/15/96
ADM 6/14
15.3.1743/44 - 17.4.1744Lieutenant
Nathaniel StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/280
ADM 6/16
7.3.1746/47 - 26.5.1748Lieutenant
Thomas MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1748
ADM 6/17/205
ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
29.3.1735 - 26.3.1736Able Seaman
Robert FarmarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1758
Transfered ADM 107/3/482
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1732Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.1.1731/32building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5812.13.11dBWAS-1714
26.8.1735

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1736RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.9.1740Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora de Choro (8) 1740-1740
Spanish 8 Gun
Privateer
in the Western Approaches
BWAS-1714
7.9.1740Took the Privateer
San José 1740-1740
Spanish Privateer
in the Western Approaches
BWAS-1714
1741To the Irish coastBWAS-1714
2.1742To the Western approachesBWAS-1714
13.6.1742Took the Privateer
San Juan Baptista 1742-1742
Spanish Privateer
in the Western Approaches
BWAS-1714
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1744Sailed to the West InidiesBWAS-1714
1745Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Storeship
1.1745Took the Privateer
Le Favori 1745-1745
French Privateer
at Achin
BWAS-1714
1746RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1746Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1747Refitted as a 6 gun Unrated Fireship
4.1747Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £4769.9.0dBWAS-1714
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
29.12.1748Surveyed and was to be sold, but was laid up at Portsmouth insteadBWAS-1714
7.1755Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
29.7.1755Renamed FirebrandBWAS-1714
8.1755Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1755Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1756Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2526.5.11dBWAS-1714
17.2.1757Paid offADM 51
4.1757Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.4.1757SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1757Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2868.3.10dBWAS-1714
11.1757RecommissionedBWAS-1714
16.11.1757Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
16.11.1757Renamed PenquinBWAS-1714
3.2.1758Took the Snow
La Fidèle (8) 1758-1758
French 8 Gun
Privateer Snow
BWAS-1714
12.3.1758Sailed with a convoy for South CaorlinaBWAS-1714
20.6.1759Took the Privateer
L'Heureuse Enterprise 1759-1759
French Privateer
BWAS-1714
27.3.1760Taken by
L'Opale (32) 1757-1762
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Vianna, Portugal

28.3.1760Taken by
La Malicieuse (32) 1758-1777
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Vianna, Portugal


 

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