Epreuve

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench snow 'L'Epreuve' (1759) (14)
Named10.4.1761BWAS-1714
Captured25.11.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1761
ShipyardLe Havre NNF-1715
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered3.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck92' 9 ½"Imperial Feet28.0543 
Length of Keel74' 2 ⅛"Imperial Feet22.5584 
Breadth25' 9"Imperial Feet7.6657 
Depth in Hold13' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen261 4794Tons BM 

Armament


5.1761Broadside Weight = 44.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.181 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1761125 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.5.1761 - 3.1764CommanderPeter Blake (d.1764)† ADM 6/19/312BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
7.4.1761Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £12118.16.3dBWAS-1714
12.6.1761Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
17.6.1761Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £2177.1.11dBWAS-1714
24.8.1762Sailed for GeorgiaWSIM
18.3.1763Ran aground in the Savannah River and was given up by all as lostWSIM
14.7.1763Salvaged and carried in to harbourWSIM
3.1764Presumed foundered with all hands in the Atlantic on the homeward voyageWSIM


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
WSIMWooden ships, Iron MenJ. G. Braddock Sr.Web Site
 

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