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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 StewartBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-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 BretonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1804
ADM 6/22/156
ADM 6/22
6.1.1783 - 18.1.1783Commander
John BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
ADM 6/23/3
ADM 6/23
1.5.1783 - 16.11.1784Commander
Philip WalshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1784
ADM 6/23/60
BWAS-1714
16.11.1784 - 10.7.1786Commander
Thomas ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1786
ADM 6/23/251
BWAS-1714
14.7.1786 - 26.8.1789Commander
Francis ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1795
ADM 6/23/346
BWAS-1714
26.8.1789 - 1.10.1790Commander
George Blagden WestcottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1787
ADM 6/23/540
ADM 6/23
1.10.1790 - 29.1.1791Commander
George CadmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1809
ADM 6/24/72
ADM 6/24
29.1.1791 - 13.11.1792Commander
James HewettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1794
ADM 6/24/105
BWAS-1714
13.11.1792 - 12.9.1793Commander
Francis WoolridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1796
ADM 6/24/181
BWAS-1714
4.11.1793 - 11.1796Commander
Francis WoolridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1796
ADM 6/24/280
ADM 6/24
11.1796 - 16.6.1797Commander
Marcus KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1797
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1791 - 1791Lieutenant
Richard Dalling DunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/105
ADM 6/24

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.7.1786 - 19.1.1788Master
John GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ADM 29-1
20.1.1788 - 22.7.1790Master
John TillyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1796
ADM 29-1
1790 - 15.10.1790Purser
Francis PriorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
Transfered ADM 6/24/79
ADM 6/24

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
16.8.1789 - 11.10.1790Captain's Servant
William Westcott DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
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 1780-1781
Dutch Privateer East Indiaman

20.8.1795Took the Cutter
Brak (18) 1781-1795
Dutch 18 Gun
Unrated Cutter
at Falmouth

20.8.1795Took the Cutter
Braak (18) 1781-1795
Dutch 18 Gun
Unrated Cutter
at Falmouth

15.6.1797Bilged near OportoBWAS-1714

 

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