Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEcho ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor John BartonBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1797BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck101' 6 ½"Imperial Feet30.7975 
Length of Keel83' 7 ½"Imperial Feet25.3111 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen342 5094Tons BM 


8.10.1782Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1781125Design Complement

13 Ship Commanders

19.9.1782 - 15.1.1783Lieutenant Goodwin Colquitt ADM 6/22/518ADM 6/2215.1.1783 - 23.3.1783Commander Goodwin Colquitt ADM 6/23/8ADM 6/2312.3.1783 - 16.3.1786Commander Henry Nicholls ADM 6/23/39BWAS-171416.3.1786 - 4.2.1789Commander Robert Carthew Reynolds (1745-1811) ADM 6/23/320BWAS-17144.2.1789 - 10.5.1790Commander James Drew (d.1798) Transfered ADM 6/23/506BWAS-171410.5.1790 - 26.3.1792Lieutenant Henry Holland SearleBWAS-171426.3.1792 - 24.5.1793CommanderThe Hon. Charles Jones (d.1800) ADM 6/24/159BWAS-171424.5.1793 - 4.8.1794Commander Peter Halkett ADM 6/24/241BWAS-17144.8.1794 - 8.1795Captain Charles Temple Hardy (1765-1714) ADM 6/25/70BWAS-17148.1795 - 1.1796Commander Andrew Todd (d.1803)BWAS-17141.1796 - 12.1796Commander John Turnor (d.1801)BWAS-17148.1796 - 10.1796Lieutenant Patrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:61626.12.1796 - 10.1797CommanderSir Thomas LivingstonBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

25.9.1794 - 10.1795Lieutenant Patrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:616

1 Warrant Officer

17.12.1784 - 31.1.1786Carpenter William Lemon DischargedADM 29/8

1 Crewman

31.3.1791 - 6.17941st Class Volunteer James AtkinsNBD1849

Service History

11.1781Began building at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
8.10.1782Completed building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £4856.11.1dBWAS-1714
18.10.1782Began fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
12.1782Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1783Completed fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £3234.7.11dBWAS-1714
1.7.1783Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1.7.1784Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
13.4.1785Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1785Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1785Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1786Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2621.2.7dBWAS-1714
10.6.1786Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
14.5.1787Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
24.6.1788Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1790Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1790refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1790Recommissioned as a slop ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.1791Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1792Recommissioned as a sloopBWAS-1714
5.1792Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2876.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1160.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1794Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
12.3.1795Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
17.8.1796Capture of the Dutch squadron at Saldanha BayBWAS-1714
10.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1797Paid off and broken up at the Cape of Good hopeBWAS-1714


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Posted by Charles on Thursday 24th of July 2014 20:54

Portsmouth Dec 31, 1784 Echo sloop of war for Plymouth (The Times 3 Jan 1785)

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