Esther

4142
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish hired cutter 'Esther' (1760) (6)
Purchased25.1.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.1763
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Sold12.6.1779BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck50' 0 ½"Imperial Feet15.2527 
Length of Keel33' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet10.0775 
Breadth23' 10"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Depth in Hold8' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet2.4448 
Burthen101 3894Tons BM 

Armament


4.1763Broadside Weight = 12 Imperial Pound ( 5.4423 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.176330 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.4.1763 - 5.1766LieutenantThomas Dumaresq (1729-1802)BWAS-1714c.5.1766 - c.7.1769LieutenantJohn Hollingbery Mann (d.1795)BWAS-17147.1769 - 7.1772LieutenantJohn Baird (c.1732-1806)BWAS-1714c.8.1772 - 5.1775LieutenantBenjamin Bechinoe (1735-1791)BWAS-1714c.6.1775 - 10.12.1777LieutenantChristopher Major (d.1784)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
25.1.1763Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £500.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.1.1763Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1763Commissioned for the Northern Irish SeaBWAS-1714
18.6.1763Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £411.8.9dBWAS-1714
10.12.1777Paid offADM 51
12.6.1779Sold at Portsmouth for £119BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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