Ferret

4246
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1783BWAS-1714
Launched17.8.1784BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.4.1787BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandwich - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassChilders Class - ModifiedBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Andrew HillsBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold16.12.1801BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 11"Imperial Feet23.7776 
Length of Keel60' 8"Imperial Feet18.4912 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen201 6494Tons BM 

Armament


17.8.1784Broadside Weight = 47 Imperial Pound ( 21.3148 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
178180Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.4.1787 - 26.8.1788Commander John Osborn ADM 6/23/394BWAS-171426.8.1788 - 25.3.1789Commander Davidge Gould (1758-1847) ADM 6/23/475BWAS-17142.6.1789 - 4.12.1789Commander Robert Stopford (1768-1847) Transfered ADM 6/24/8
Issued by Joseph Peyton (1725-1804), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 6.11.1789
BWAS-1714
19.5.1790 - 15.8.1790Commander Robert Stopford (1768-1847) ADM 196/68/191ADM 19613.8.1790 - 20.9.1790Commander Richard Rundle Burgess (1754-1797) ADM 6/24/60BWAS-171424.12.1790 - 21.10.1791Commander William Nowell (d.1828) ADM 6/24/97N-GAZ22.10.1791 - 24.10.1794Commander William Nowell (d.1828) ADM 6/24/142ADM 6/2424.10.1794 - 18.6.1795Commander George Byng ADM 6/25/99BWAS-171418.6.1795 - 22.12.1795Commander Charles EkinsBWAS-171424.11.1795 - 2.1796Commander Thomas Baker (1771-1845)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1783Began building at Sandwich - Kent BWAS-1714
17.8.1784Completed building at Sandwich - Kent at a cost of £1943.19.9dBWAS-1714
17.8.1784Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
31.8.1784Laid up incomplete at DeptfordBWAS-1714
31.8.1784Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1126.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1787Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1787Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1630.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.2.1793Took the Privateer La Jeune Marie (2) in the Channel
21.2.1793Took the Sloop Le Jean Bart (6) in the Channel
13.4.1793Took the Cutter La Fantaisie (8) in the Channel
20.11.1795Took the Privateer L'Eleonore in the North Sea
2.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
16.12.1801Sold at Deptford for £760BWAS-1714

 

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