Ferret

4243
Nominal Guns4BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.3.1720/21BWAS-1714
Launched6.5.1721BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold18.11.1731BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1721 - 3.5.1727CommanderTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/13/11BWAS-17144.5.1727 - 10.8.1727CommanderEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/13/142BWAS-171411.8.1727 - 10.9.1731CommanderEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/13/149ADM 6/13

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.4.1723 - 2.2.1724/25MidshipmanGeorge Cunning ADM 107/3/159ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
14.12.1721 - 2.5.1722Able SeamanGeorge Cunning ADM 107/3/159ADM107/328.12.1721 - 3.5.1727Captain's ServantJohn Brett (d.1785) ADM 107/3/213ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1721In the ChannelBWAS-1714
6.5.1721building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £707.6.5dBWAS-1714
6.5.1721Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.6.1721Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.9.1731Paid offADM 51
18.11.1731Sold for £125BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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