Ferret

4244
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.4.1743BWAS-1714
Acquired10.5.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.5.1743
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Designed byHenry BirdBWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Foundered24.9.1757BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 4 ½"Imperial Feet26.8351 
Length of Keel75' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet22.8791 
Breadth25' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet7.6264 
Depth in Hold6' 9 ½"Imperial Feet1.8415 
Burthen255 5194Tons BM 

Armament


5.1743Broadside Weight = 31.5 Imperial Pound ( 14.2856 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1743125 BWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.5.1743 - 1.9.1743CommanderJohn Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/16/178BWAS-17142.9.1743 - 18.3.1743/44CommanderJames Douglas (1703-1787) ADM 6/16/215ADM 6/1616.1.1743/44 - 11.4.1745CommanderHugh Bonfoy (c.1715-1762) ADM 6/16/259BWAS-171412.4.1745 - 21.4.1746CommanderJohn Douglas (d.1787) ADM 6/16/463BWAS-171422.4.1746 - 23.10.1747CommanderThomas Knackston (1710-1788) ADM 6/17/94BWAS-171423.10.1747 - 14.11.1752CommanderCarr Scrope (c.1719-1762) ADM 6/17/277BWAS-171414.11.1752 - 17.7.1753CommanderAlexander Innes (c.1713-1786) ADM 6/18/74ADM 6/1830.9.1755 - 15.6.1756CommanderEdmund Townley (c.1714-1759) ADM 6/18/197ADM 6/1815.6.1756 - 24.9.1757CommanderFrancis Upton (c.1720-1757)† ADM 6/18/279ADM 6/18

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1743 - 18.3.1745/46LieutenantWilliam Birch (d.c.1749) ADM 6/16/178ADM 6/1619.3.1745/46 - 31.12.1747LieutenantGeorge Wight ADM 6/17/75ADM 6/1717.2.1748/49 - 3.5.1750LieutenantRichard Pike (d.1751) ADM 6/17/444ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
6.4.1743Purchased at Rotherhithe at a cost of £1848.15.0dBWAS-1714
10.5.1743Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
28.5.1743Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1607.4.0dBWAS-1714
7.1743Off BilboaBWAS-1714
12.1743In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1745On the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
2.1746Off the Scottish coastBWAS-1714
3.1745/46small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1101.7.4dBWAS-1714
5.1749Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
16.7.1753Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
21.8.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1755Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated  
8.1755Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1755Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2231.3.10dBWAS-1714
1757Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
24.9.1757Lost with all hands in a hurricane off LouisbourgBWAS-1714

 

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