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4280
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.3.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1781BWAS-1714
Launched4.3.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSpeedy Class
Designed byThomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold1.12.1795BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 3"Imperial Feet23.7839 
Length of Keel58' 11 ⅜"Imperial Feet17.6879 
Breadth25' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet7.6391 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen208 8694Tons BM 

Armament


4.3.1782Broadside Weight = 31 Imperial Pound ( 14.0588 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
178190Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1782 - 21.4.1783CommanderNathan Brunton ADM 6/22/428BWAS-171411.12.1782 - 1.5.1786CommanderWilliam Luke ADM 6/22/553BWAS-171417.5.1786 - 1.12.1787CommanderPiercy Brett (d.1792) ADM 6/23/334BWAS-171426.8.1788 - 4.12.1789CommanderJames Norman (c.1735-1806) ADM 6/23/475BWAS-17144.12.1789 - 21.9.1790CommanderJohn Stevens Hall ADM 6/23/441BWAS-171422.9.1790 - 22.11.1790CommanderRobert Parker (d.1797) ADM 6/24/70ADM 6/2422.12.1790 - 6.10.1791CommanderJames Nicoll Morris (1763-1830) ADM 6/24/96BWAS-17146.10.1791 - 10.4.1793CommanderJames Nicoll Morris (1763-1830) ADM 6/24/139ADM 6/2410.4.1793CommanderPeter Halkett ADM 6/24/228ADM 6/2425.6.1793CommanderAmherst Morris ADM 6/24/249ADM 6/245.7.1794CommanderWilliam Bedford ADM 6/25/57ADM 6/255.7.1794CommanderSamuel James Ballard ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794CommanderJoseph Larcom (1764-1818) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/2514.10.1794 - 15.10.1794CommanderThomas Campbell ADM 6/25/95ADM 6/25

Service History


DateEventSource
4.3.1781building at Dover - New Hampshire at a cost of £4088.10.6dBWAS-1714
3.1782Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
26.3.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.6.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
21.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
30.4.1783

Recommissioned and stationed between Beachy Head and the Isle of Wight

BWAS-1714
1.5.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
22.11.1791Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1792Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1714
1.2.1795Sold for £450 at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
 

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