Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.2.1751/52BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.5.1752
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFly Class
Designed byPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigKetch


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 0"Imperial Feet22.86 
Length of Keel64' 3"Imperial Feet19.5263 
Breadth20' 3"Imperial Feet6.1722 
Depth in Hold9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen140 1394Tons BM 


9.4.1752Broadside Weight = 14.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
175250Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

20.5.1752 - 19.2.1756CommanderWilliam Fielding (d.1773) ADM 6/18/34BWAS-171419.2.1756 - 10.1.1757CommanderJohn Wheelock (d.1779) ADM 6/18/237BWAS-171410.1.1757 - 18.5.1758CommanderRichard Norbury (c.1720-1800) ADM 6/18/342BWAS-171418.5.1758 - 17.10.1758CommanderJohn Albert Bentinck (1737-1775) ADM 6/18/514BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 11.12.1759CommanderDennis Downing (d.1763) ADM 6/18/549BWAS-171411.12.1759 - 27.3.1763CommanderGeorge Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/19/118BWAS-171427.3.1763 - 9.12.1765CommanderJohn Brookes (c.1721-1791) ADM 6/19/515ADM 6/199.12.1765 - 2.4.1766CommanderJames Chads (c.1724-1781) ADM 6/20/98ADM 6/202.4.1766 - 4.4.1769CommanderJames Jones (d.1780) ADM 6/20/113BWAS-17144.4.1769 - 25.4.1772CommanderMitchell Graham (c.1734-1795) ADM 6/20/233BWAS-1714

Service History

1.2.1752Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.4.1752Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2631.16.9dBWAS-1714
9.4.1752Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
14.7.1752Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1754South coast of IrelandBWAS-1714
1755South coast of IrelandBWAS-1714
1756In the DownsBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
13.8.1761Took the Privateer Le Hasard off the TexelBG
25.8.1761Took the Privateer La Marie Thérèse drove on shore and destroyedBG
3.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1772Paid offBWAS-1714
23.9.1772Sold at Deptford for £210BWAS-1714


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
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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