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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.1.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down18.3.1757BWAS-1714
Named17.3.1757BWAS-1714
Launched15.12.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.11.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFavorite ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor Earlsman SparrowBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold21.10.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 4"Imperial Feet29.2777 
Length of Keel79' 10"Imperial Feet24.0792 
Breadth27' 2"Imperial Feet8.2369 
Depth in Hold8' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet2.4448 
Burthen313 3794Tons BM 

Armament


15.12.1757Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1.1757125Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.11.1757 - 5.8.1759Commander Timothy Edwards (1731-1780) ADM 6/18/453BWAS-17146.8.1759 - 6.8.1762Commander Philimon Pownoll (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/19/416
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 11.6.1762
BWAS-1714
6.8.1762 - 2.4.1763Commander Bonovier Glover (d.1780) ADM 6/19/427BWAS-17144.4.1763 - 16.12.1767Commander William Hamilton (d.1790) ADM 6/19/478BWAS-171411.8.1768 - 10.1.1771Commander William Maltby (c.1725-1793) ADM 6/20/213BWAS-171410.1.1771 - 10.8.1775Commander Robert Biggs (d.1803) ADM 6/20/334BWAS-171410.8.1775 - 26.8.1775Commander Arthur Kempe ADM 6/21/112ADM 6/2126.8.1775 - 1.11.1775Commander Charles Clerke (1743-1779) ADM 6/21/118ADM 6/2117.7.1776 - 14.5.1779Commander William Fooks (d.1798) ADM 6/21/200BWAS-171416.5.1779 - 15.3.1780Commander John Manley ADM 6/22/42BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
18.3.1757Began building at Shoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
15.12.1757Completed building at Shoreham - Sussex at a cost of £2445.7.6dBWAS-1714
26.2.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.4.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2271.8.10dBWAS-1714
1.5.1758Sailed with a convoy for GibraltarBWAS-1714
7.1758Took the Flûte La Loire (50) in the Mediterranean
10.2.1761Took the Privateer Le St. Joseph and St. Antoine (12) BG
17.7.1761Action of 17th July 1761
5.1762Took the Frigate Hermione (26) ref:667
4.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1763Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.4.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1763Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1539.18.0dBWAS-1714
1766In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
4.1766Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1766Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1347.16.0dBWAS-1714
1767In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
16.12.1767

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1768Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
8.1768RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1768Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4266.14.0dBWAS-1714
10.6.1770Capture of Port Egmont
10.1770Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1770Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1097.11.9dBWAS-1714
7.1771RecommissionedBWAS-1714
15.8.1771Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1775great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5860.6.6dBWAS-1714
1.11.1775

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1776RecommissionedBWAS-1714
24.11.1776Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1779Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
15.3.1780

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1783Moved to DeptfordBWAS-1714
21.10.1784Sold at Deptford for £530BWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Bob Brooks on Tuesday 28th of January 2014 16:16

The most significant event in this ship's history was on 21 May 1762 when in command of Philemon Pownoll, in company with HMS Active, 6th rate/28 guns (Capt. Herbert Sawyer), was the taking of the Spanish Register Ship Hermione off Cape St. Vincent. The net prize money distributed was £519,750 with Captain Sawyer's share being £65,053 and Commander Pownoll's share being £64,812, the difference being the Bounty ["Head"] Money awarded solely to the Active for making the capture with Favorite "in sight."

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