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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1732BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.7.1732BWAS-1714
Launched15.9.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.10.1732
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Ward (d.1752)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Ward (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow
Broken Up11.2.1750/51BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck86' 6"Imperial Feet26.2382 
Length of Keel69' 7"Imperial Feet21.051 
Breadth23' 3"Imperial Feet7.0358 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen200 394Tons BM 

Armament


9.1732Broadside Weight = 15 Imperial Pound ( 6.8028 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.10.1732 - 1738CommanderChristopher Oates (d.1740/41) ADM 6/14/123BWAS-171410.8.1739 - 24.2.1741/42CommanderElliott Smith (d.1769) ADM 6/16/210BWAS-17142.1742 - 10.1.1742/43CommanderWilliam Fielding (d.1773)BWAS-171427.2.1741/42 - 22.2.1743/44CommanderThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/16/20ADM 6/1616.11.1743 - 23.7.1744CommanderOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/16/239ADM 6/1624.7.1744 - 29.5.1745CommanderJohn Lloyd (d.1778) ADM 6/16/345ADM 6/1630.5.1745 - 11.7.1745CommanderJohn Hughes (d.1745) ADM 6/16/486BWAS-171412.7.1745 - 24.1.1746/47CommanderPatrick Baird (1700-1761) ADM 6/16/508BWAS-171424.1.1746/47 - 2.8.1748CommanderThomas Cookson (c.1711-1775) ADM 6/17/193BWAS-171411.3.1748/49 - 4.2.1750/51CommanderFrancis Wyatt (d.1777) ADM 6/17/447BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.9.1732 - 7.2.1733/34LieutenantThomas Philpott ADM 6/14/122ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 13.8.1739LieutenantJohn Willson (d.1749) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1414.8.1739 - 15.2.1741/42LieutenantThomas Tisdale ADM 6/16/211ADM 6/1528.11.1746 - 2.9.1747LieutenantJames Cope (d.1747) ADM 6/17/176ADM 6/1712.4.1748 - 2.8.1748LieutenantGeorge Treby ADM 3/17/344ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
7.7.1732Began building at Sheerness Dockyard DANFS
9.1732Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
15.9.1732Completed building at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2600.17.6dDANFS
15.9.1732Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard DANFS
18.10.1735Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard DANFS
1739In Home WatersBWAS-1714
1740Off the TagusBWAS-1714
1741Off the TagusBWAS-1714
1742On the Irish StationBWAS-1714
7.1743RecommissionedBWAS-1714
25.9.1743Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de la Concepcion y las Animas
28.1.1743/44Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora y San Josef
2.1746Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1745/46Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £836.12.1dBWAS-1714
20.4.1746Took the Privateer Le Duc de Harcourt
13.1.1746/47Took the Privateer L'Heureux Retour
8.1748Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.8.1748

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 6/18
11.1748Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £504.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1749Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1749Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1033.7.1dBWAS-1714
5.1749Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.1.1750/51SurveyedBWAS-1714
24.1.1750/51Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
4.2.1750/51Paid offADM 51
11.2.1750/51Breaking up completed at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
DANFSDictionary of American Naval Fighting ShipsUnknownWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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