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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired8.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate - Kent BWAS-1714
Constructor Joshua StewartBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Captured15.6.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 2"Imperial Feet25.9182 
Length of Keel61' 6"Imperial Feet18.7452 
Breadth28' 10 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen272 7094Tons BM 

Armament


8.1780Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

1783Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck2 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.178090 BWAS-1714

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.8.1780 - 18.4.1782Commander John Breton ADM 6/22/156ADM 6/226.1.1783 - 18.1.1783Commander John Buchanan (c.1735-1791) ADM 6/23/3ADM 6/231.5.1783 - 16.11.1784Commander Philip Walsh (c.1733-1789) ADM 6/23/60BWAS-171416.11.1784 - 10.7.1786Commander Thomas Butler ADM 6/23/251BWAS-171414.7.1786 - 26.8.1789Commander Francis Cole (d.1798) ADM 6/23/346BWAS-171426.8.1789 - 1.10.1790Commander George Blagden Westcott (1753-1798) ADM 6/23/540ADM 6/231.10.1790 - 29.1.1791Commander George Cadman ADM 6/24/72ADM 6/2429.1.1791 - 13.11.1792Commander James Hewett (d.1798) ADM 6/24/105BWAS-171413.11.1792 - 12.9.1793Commander Francis Woolridge (c.1734-1805) ADM 6/24/181BWAS-17144.11.1793 - 11.1796Commander Francis Woolridge (c.1734-1805) ADM 6/24/280ADM 6/2411.1796 - 16.6.1797Commander Marcus KerrBWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.7.1786 - 19.1.1788Master John GregoryADM 29-120.1.1788 - 22.7.1790Master John TillyADM 29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
16.8.1789 - 11.10.1790Captain's Servant William Westcott Daniel (1776-1833)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1780building at Sandgate - Kent at a cost of £5009.19.1dBWAS-1714
31.8.1780Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.11.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1.1781Took the East Indiaman Catharina Wilhelmina
20.8.1795Took the Cutter Brak (18) at Falmouth
20.8.1795Took the Cutter Braak (18) at Falmouth
15.6.1797Bilged near OportoBWAS-1714

 

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