Ferret

4242
Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1710/11BWAS-1603
Launched2.4.1711B028
First Commissioned18.4.1711B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship ClassJamaica GroupB028
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1603
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)B028
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
Sailing RigBrigB028
Captured1.9.1718B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck64' 7"Imperial Feet19.5517 
Length of Keel50' 5"Imperial Feet15.367 
Breadth20' 8"Imperial Feet6.2992 
Depth in Hold9' 1"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Burthen114 5194Tons BM 

Armament


2.4.1711Broadside Weight = 20 Imperial Pound ( 9.0701 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.8.1710100Design Complement
27.9.171080 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.4.1711 - 27.6.1712CommanderJames Thornton ADM 6/11/130BWAS-160328.6.1712 - 13.12.1714CommanderSamuel Chadwick (c.1675-1727) ADM 6/11/214BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 21.8.1717CommanderSamuel Chadwick (c.1675-1727) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1222.8.1717 - 27.6.1718CommanderJohn Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/12/102BWAS-160327.6.1718 - 1.9.1718CommanderJohn Cundett (d.1724) ADM 6/12/165
Commission confirmed 9.4.1719
ADM 6/12

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.4.1711 - 13.12.1714LieutenantJoseph Peach ADM 6/11/130ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 21.8.1717LieutenantJoseph Peach ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1222.8.1717 - 1.9.1718LieutenantJohn Waldron (d.1721) ADM 6/12/102ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1711Commissioned for SheernessBWAS-1603
1712In the Firth of ForthBWAS-1603
3.1711/12Began small repair at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1603
6.1712Completed small repair at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1603
1715Scilly IslesBWAS-1603
1718Sailed for GibraltarBWAS-1603
1.9.1718Taken by Hermione (50) in Cadiz Bay as part of Guevara's SquadronBWAS-1603

 

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