Dreadnought Prize

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer brig 'Généreux' (1746) (12)
Captured27.2.1746/47BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.4.1747BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold24.10.1748BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck61' 4"Imperial Feet18.6944 
Length of Keel47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Breadth20' 9 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen108 7994Tons BM 

Armament


4.1747Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4716 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck12 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.174740 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1747 - 11.12.1747CommanderJohn Hollwall (c.1723-1775) ADM 6/17/244
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 13.7.1747
ADM 6/19
28.4.1747 - 15.1.1747/48CommanderFrancis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/17/446
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.3.1748/49
BWAS-1714
15.1.1747/48 - 12.7.1748CommanderMathew Moore (d.1787) ADM 6/17/369
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 13.7.1748
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1747 - 12.7.1748LieutenantRichard Ivey (d.1751) ADM 6/17/368
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 12.7.1748
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1747Purchased at Antigua - Leeward Islands at a cost of £937.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.6.1748Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
1.7.1748Arrived at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
12.7.1748Paid offADM 51
24.10.1748

Sold at Plymouth - Devon for £211.18.8 1/4d

BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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