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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.1.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.6.1777BWAS-1714
Launched24.10.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor John Jenner (d.1782)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 10"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen300 494Tons BM 

Armament


24.10.1778Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

22 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1778 - 10.7.1779Commander Thomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799) ADM 6/21/462BWAS-171410.7.1779 - 19.2.1780Commander Hugh Baikie (1739-1816)ADM 10619.2.1780 - 15.9.1780Commander George Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818) ADM 6/22/91BWAS-17143.10.1780 - 12.2.1781Commander Joseph Brown (c.1740-?) ADM 6/22/178ADM 6/2212.2.1781 - 25.4.1783Commander William Yeo (d.1808) ADM 6/22/249BWAS-171421.12.1782 - 25.4.1783Commander William Thomas (c.1737-1800) ADM 6/22/558ADM 6/221.5.1783 - 13.5.1786Commander William Thomas (c.1737-1800): on board from 8.5.1783 ADM 6/23/60BWAS-171417.5.1786 - 1788Commander Isaac George Manley (1755-1837) ADM 6/23/334ADM 6/231790Captain Thomas Spry (1754-1828)BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 8.10.1790Commander Andrew Christie Transfered ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/2421.9.1790 - 22.12.1790Commander James Nicoll Morris (1763-1830) Transfered ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/246.6.1791 - 5.6.1793Commander Francis Laforey (1767-1835) ADM 6/24/124BWAS-17145.6.1793 - 1794Commander Richard Bridges ADM 6/24/244BWAS-17144.1794 - 10.11.1794Commander John Irwin (d.1812)BWAS-171411.11.1794 - 24.11.1795Lieutenant Thomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:61624.11.1795 - 13.6.1797Commander Thomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:6167.1797 - 3.1800Commander Joshua Sydney HortonBWAS-17141801Commander Richard Dalling Dunn (d.1813)BWAS-17147.1.1802 - 3.3.1804Commander William Fitzroy (1782-1857)BWAS-171415.1.1802 - 1803Commander John Impey (1772-1858)BWAS-17143.3.1804 - 8.1804Commander Charles Powys (d.1804)BWAS-171415.8.1804 - 17.8.1805Commander George Adey Creyke (d.1811)BWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.9.1779 - 19.11.1779Acting Master Thomas Bell (d.c.1804)ADM 29-114.3.1781 - 25.4.1783Master Peter Peterson (d.1815)ADM 29-114.10.1789 - 15.5.1790Master David AtchisonADM 29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.5.1800 - 11.1801Ordinary Seaman John Alexander (d.1857)NL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
9.6.1777Began building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
24.10.1778Completed building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8754.17.4dBWAS-1714
24.10.1778Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
19.12.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
24.5.1779Took the Snow Le Dunkerque (18)
18.6.1779Took the Privateer Le Maraudeur
9.1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1780Took the Privateer Phoenix (14)
1780Took the Packet Mercury
7.4.1780Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.6.1780Took the Sloop Wilkes (14)
21.6.1780Took the Brigantine Griffin (14) off Newfoundland
11.10.1780Paid offADM 51
9.1.1781Taken by La Madame (40) off the Isles of Scilly
13.1.1781Taken by Valiant (74)
29.5.1781Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
26.4.1782Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
25.4.1783Paid offADM 51
5.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
13.5.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1788Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1788Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2793.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.7.1790

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
24.8.1791Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.3.1794Sailed for the West coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
22.5.1796Took the Cutter Le Hazard (2) in the Channel
5.10.1797Sank a privateer lugger off BoulogneBWAS-1714
13.11.1797Took the Lugger L'Epervier (2) BG
11.1.1799Took the Brig Nuestra Señora del Port St Bonaventa (8) TNC
2.1800Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.2.1800Capture of the Pallas
1.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1804On the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
17.8.1805

Returned home and paid off?

BWAS-1714
7.1811Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714

 

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