Gaspe

4425
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased5.1764BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1714
Burnt10.6.1772BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Keel49' 0"Imperial Feet14.9352 
Breadth19' 10"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Depth in Hold7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen102 4494Tons BM 

Armament


5.1764Broadside Weight = 11 Imperial Pound ( 4.9887 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.6.1764 - 12.9.1771LieutenantThomas Allen (c.1733-1781)BWAS-171412.9.1771 - 10.6.1772LieutenantWilliam Duddingston (1740-1817)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
10.6.1772Burnt by colonists off Providence, Rhode IslandBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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Posted by graham johnston on Saturday 2nd of November 2019 20:08

see www.gaspee.org and www.eliehistory.com


Posted by Brian on Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 22:36

Extract of a letter from Newport, Rhode Island Jun 15, 1772 - The Hon Joseph Wanton, Governor of this Colony, published a proclamation on the 12th inst. offering a reward of 100I sterling to any person or persons who shall discover the people that, on the 9th inst. in the night, boarded his Majesty's armed schooner, Gaspe, as she lay around on a point of land called Nanquit a little to the southward of Pawtuxet, in this colony, dangerously wounded Lieutenant William Duddingston, the Commander, and by force took him with all his people, put them into boats, and landed them near Pawtuxet, and afterward set fire to the said schooner, whereby she was entirely destroyed.

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