Folkestone

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Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1763BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1763BWAS-1714
Launched13.10.1764BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardFolkstone - Kent BWAS-1714
Designed byWilliam HallBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam HallBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Captured24.6.1778BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench cutter 'Le Folkestone' (1778) (8)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck48' 2"Imperial Feet14.6368 
Length of Keel36' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet10.976 
Breadth21' 5"Imperial Feet6.5278 
Depth in Hold7' 1"Imperial Feet2.159 
Burthen88 8294Tons BM 

Armament


10.1764Broadside Weight = 11 Imperial Pound ( 4.9887 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1.1765 - 27.1.1768LieutenantEdward Down (1743-1806)BWAS-171427.1.1768 - 20.7.1768LieutenantRobert Biggs (d.1803) ADM 106/1164/15BWAS-171420.7.1768 - 15.1.1771LieutenantThomas Gaborian (1736-c.1795)BWAS-171415.1.1771 - 11.1772LieutenantThomas Montague (d.1786)BWAS-171411.1772 - 29.8.1775LieutenantJohn Glover (c.1721-1778)BWAS-171426.12.1775 - 24.6.1778LieutenantWilliam Smith (c.1727-1814)BWAS-1714

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.6.1764 - 24.12.1767MidshipmanJames Bartholomew (1752-1828)B1108.1774 - 2.1775MidshipmanJames Bartholomew (1752-1828)B110

Service History


DateEventSource
13.10.1764building at Folkstone - Kent at a cost of £570.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.10.1764Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
31.1.1765Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £818.16.7dBWAS-1714
24.6.1778Taken by Le Surveillante (32) in the Channel


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B110NRS Vol 006 - The Journal of Bartholemew JamesJohn Knox Laughton Ed.Book
 

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