Experiment

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured14.2.1781BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold21.3.1785BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel78' 0"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen280 4494Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1781110 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1781 - 5.1.1783CommanderEdward HerbertBWAS-17145.1.1783 - 11.6.1783CommanderThomas Sotheby ADM 6/23/116
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 19.8.1783
BWAS-1714
11.6.1783 - 25.10.1784CommanderJohn Rule (d.1795) ADM 6/23/238
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 23.8.1784
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
14.2.1781Mercantile Experiment taken at the surrender of St EustatiusBWAS-1714
23.10.1784Paid offADM 51
21.3.1785Sold at Antigua for £486.9.8 3/4dBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Jeanne Sandford on Wednesday 19th of December 2012 01:14

Inerested in any information about the Experiment and the Junius Brutus regarding prisoners of war impressed off the docks in Barbados.

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