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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1774BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.3.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSphinx Class (1773)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1784
Adam HayesBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1783BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 8"Imperial Feet27.1498 
Breadth30' 0"Imperial Feet9.144 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Draught Forward8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Draught Aft12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen429 2494Tons BM 


21.3.1776Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1773140Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

20.3.1776 - 1.5.1779Captain
Thomas JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1779
ADM 6/21/170
1.5.1779 - 7.10.1781Captain
James ReidBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1794
ADM 6/22/356
Issued by
Sir George CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1795
, North America
Confirmed 25.10.1781

1 Commissioned Officer

11.10.1778 - 30.5.1779Lieutenant
Robert CauszorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1786
ADM 6/22/48
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 10.11.1779
ADM 6/22

2 Warrant Officers

30.3.1785 - 22.5.1786Purser
Thomas Legal YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1828
ADM 29/8
12.8.1786 - 29.9.1789Purser
Thomas Legal YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1828
ADM 29/8

Service History

10.1774Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
21.3.1776Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £11460.10.4dBWAS-1714
21.3.1776Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.5.1776Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.7.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
25.12.1776Took the Schooner
Buckskin (9) 1776-1776
American 9 Gun
Privateer Schooner

28.4.1779Took the Cutter
Revenge (14) 1779-1779
American 14 Gun
Privateer Cutter

24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition
4.9.1779Took the Schooner
Hawk (10) 1779-1779
American 10 Gun
Privateer Schooner

11.9.1779Took the Privateer
Saratoga 1779-1779
American Privateer Unknown

1780In North AmericaBWAS-1714
21.3.1780Took the Privateer
George 1780-1780
American Privateer Unknown

23.3.1780Took the Sloop
Beaver (12) 1778-1780
American 12 Gun
Privateer Sloop

24.3.1780Took the Ship
Recovery (16) 1780-1780
American 16 Gun
Privateer Ship

22.5.1780Took the Privateer
Harrison 1780-1780
American Privateer Unknown

20.6.1780Took the Privateer
Le Loup Garou 1780-1780
French Privateer Unknown

9.4.1781Took the Privateer
Phoenix 1781-1781
American Privateer Unknown

10.1781Began fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714

Paid off

11.1781Completed fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1783Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


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