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Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ship TypeSchoonerBWAS-1714


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 


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

2 Ship Commanders

22.6.1764 - 25.4.1768Lieutenant
Thomas AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1780
26.4.1768 - 10.6.1772Lieutenant
William DuddingstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1794
: on board from 13.9.1768

Service History


...on the 4th the Gaspee Schooner, Lieutenant Duddingston, arrived from Philadelphia for repair and sailed, yesterday.

ADM 106
19.11.1769Sailed from Halifax ADM 106
10.6.1772Burnt by colonists off Providence, Rhode IslandBWAS-1714


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

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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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