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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 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

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1782 - 1783CommanderNathan BruntonBWAS-17144.1783 - 1786CommanderWilliam LukeBWAS-17145.1786 - 1.12.1787CommanderPiercy Brett (d.1792)BWAS-17141788 - 1789CommanderJohn Stevens HallBWAS-17141789 - 1790CommanderJames Norman (d.1806)BWAS-17145.1790 - 21.9.1790LieutenantJames Nicoll Morris (1763-1830)BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 11.1792CommanderJames Nicoll Morris (1763-1830)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
4.3.1781building at Dover at a cost of £4088.10.6dBWAS-1714
3.1782Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
26.3.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.6.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1783Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1783Recommissioned and stationed between Beachy Head and the Isle of WightBWAS-1714
1786Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1786RecommissionedBWAS-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
 

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