Ferret

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.4.1760BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.5.1760BWAS-1714
Named28.10.1760BWAS-1714
Launched6.12.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.11.1760BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructorand Wells StantonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered8.1776BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck95' 6"Imperial Feet28.9865 
Length of Keel79' 4"Imperial Feet24.0905 
Breadth26' 8"Imperial Feet7.9587 
Depth in Hold7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Burthen286 4794Tons BM 

Armament


12.1760Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1760125 BWAS-1714

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.11.1760 - 9.11.1761CommanderCharles Wolseley (1741-1808) ADM 6/19/210BWAS-17149.11.1761 - 24.7.1762CommanderJames Alms (1728-1791) ADM 6/19/362BWAS-171425.7.1762 - 5.5.1763CommanderPeter Clarke (c.1735-1773) ADM 6/19/537
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 13.9.1763
BWAS-1714
28.12.1763 - 7.1.1764CommanderFrancis O'Hara (c.1736-1769) ADM 6/19/559ADM 6/197.1.1764 - 20.6.1765CommanderJames Bremer (c.1723-1774) ADM 6/20/2BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 26.5.1768CommanderThe Hon. George Murray (1741-1797) ADM 6/20/79BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 14.7.1768CaptainRichard Bickerton (1727-1792)BWAS-171429.9.1768 - 18.9.1770CommanderGeorge Young (1732-1810) ADM 6/20/216ADM 6/2024.6.1771 - 16.1.1773CommanderJohn Robinson (c.1733-c.1807) ADM 6/20/384BWAS-171416.1.1773 - 26.1.1773CommanderRichard Pearson (1730/31-1806) ADM 6/20/472ADM 6/2013.3.1773 - 7.9.1774CommanderWilliam Judd (c.1737-1783) ADM 6/20/502
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 2.7.1773
BWAS-1714
7.9.1774 - 8.1776CommanderJames Rodney (d.1776)† ADM 6/21/47BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
9.5.1760Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
6.12.1760Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2578.10.0dBWAS-1714
6.12.1760Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.1.1761Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2819.10.6dBWAS-1714
30.3.1761Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
10.2.1762Took a 24-gun privateer off Zuccheo IslandBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
14.7.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
17.6.1764Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
26.7.1768Paid offADM 51
12.8.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1770Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1771RecommissionedBWAS-1714
23.9.1771Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1772Returned homeBWAS-1714
30.1.1773Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1776Presumed foundered with all hands in a hurricane in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1781Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5487.1.1dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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