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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 Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John JennerBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1760-1782
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-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

23 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1778 - 10.7.1779Commander
Thomas Lennox FrederickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1799
ADM 6/21/462
BWAS-1714
10.7.1779 - 19.2.1780Commander
Hugh BaikieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1799
ADM 106
19.2.1780 - 15.9.1780Commander
George Cranfield BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1766-1814
ADM 6/22/91
BWAS-1714
3.10.1780 - 12.2.1781Commander
Joseph BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1781
ADM 6/22/178
ADM 6/22
12.2.1781 - 25.4.1783Commander
William YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1783
ADM 6/22/249
BWAS-1714
21.12.1782 - 25.4.1783Commander
William ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1786
ADM 6/22/558
ADM 6/22
1.5.1783 - 13.5.1786Commander
William ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1786
: on board from 8.5.1783 ADM 6/23/60
BWAS-1714
17.5.1786 - 1788Commander
Isaac George ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1814
ADM 6/23/334
ADM 6/23
1790Captain
Thomas SpryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1814
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 - 7.10.1790Commander
Andrew ChristieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1793
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
21.9.1790 - 21.11.1790Commander
James Nicoll MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1825
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 5.6.1791Commander
George Johnstone HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1815
ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
6.6.1791 - 5.6.1793Commander
Francis LaforeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
ADM 6/24/124
BWAS-1714
5.6.1793 - 1794Commander
Richard BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1802
ADM 6/24/244
BWAS-1714
4.1794 - 10.11.1794Commander
John IrwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1801
BWAS-1714
11.11.1794 - 24.11.1795Lieutenant
Thomas BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ref:616
24.11.1795 - 13.6.1797Commander
Thomas BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ref:616
7.1797 - 3.1800Commander
Joshua Sydney HortonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
BWAS-1714
1801Commander
Richard Dalling DunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
BWAS-1714
7.1.1802 - 3.3.1804Commander
William FitzroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
BWAS-1714
15.1.1802 - 1803Commander
John ImpeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1806
BWAS-1714
3.3.1804 - 8.1804Commander
Charles PowysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1804
BWAS-1714
15.8.1804 - 17.8.1805Commander
George Adey CreykeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1810
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1790 - 19.10.1790Lieutenant
The Hon. Clotworthy TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.9.1779 - 19.11.1779Acting Master
Thomas BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1799
ADM 29-1
14.3.1781 - 25.4.1783Master
Peter PetersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1806
ADM 29-1
14.10.1789 - 15.5.1790Master
David AtchisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.5.1800 - 11.1801Ordinary Seaman
John AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1840
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) 1779-1779
French 18 Gun
Privateer Snow

18.6.1779Took the Privateer
Le Maraudeur 1779-1779
French Privateer

9.1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1780Took the Privateer
Phoenix (14) 1780-1780
American 14 Gun
Privateer

1780Took the Packet
Mercury 1780-1780
American Privateer Packet

7.4.1780Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.6.1780Took the Sloop
Wilkes (14) 1779-1780
American 14 Gun
Privateer Sloop

21.6.1780Took the Brigantine
Griffin (14) 1780-1780
American 14 Gun
Privateer Brigantine
off Newfoundland

11.10.1780Paid offADM 51
9.1.1781Taken by
La Madame (40) 1781-1782
French 40 Gun
Privateer Frigate
off the Isles of Scilly

13.1.1781Taken by
Valiant (74) 1759-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

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) 1796-1796
French 2 Gun
Privateer Cutter
in the Channel

5.10.1797Sank a privateer lugger off BoulogneBWAS-1714
13.11.1797Took the Lugger
L'Epervier (2) 1796-1797
French 2 Gun
Privateer Lugger
BG
11.1.1799Took the Brig
Nuestra Señora del Port St Bonaventa (8) 1799-1799
Spanish 8 Gun
Privateer Brig
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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