Nominal Guns8ref:525
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.11.1741ref:525
First Commissioned25.6.1742
How acquiredBuilt by Contractref:525
ShipyardSt Clement's Yard ref:525
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)ref:525
Ship TypeBomb Vessel


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 1"Imperial Feet27.7622 
Length of Keel73' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet22.2568 
Breadth26' 2"Imperial Feet7.9333 
Depth in Hold11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen269 9094Tons BM 


7.1742Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

9.1756Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

14 Commanding Officers

25.6.1742 - 15.10.1742CommanderThomas Elliot ADM 6/16/67BWAS-171416.10.1742 - 28.10.1742CommanderOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/16/110ADM 6/1629.10.1742 - 28.12.1743CommanderArthur Upton ADM 6/16/112BWAS-171429.12.1743 - 1.10.1744CommanderWilliam Parry (c.1699-1779) ADM 6/16/254BWAS-171413.10.1744 - 19.8.1746CommanderWilliam Thomas ADM 6/16/371BWAS-171420.8.1746 - 9.4.1748CommanderJohn Evans (1717-1794) ADM 6/17/144BWAS-17149.4.1748 - 9.1748CommanderCornelius Smelt (c.1719-1755) ADM 3/17/343BWAS-171425.4.1755 - 20.8.1756CommanderMathew Moore (d.1787) ADM 6/18/159BWAS-171424.8.1756 - 14.12.1757CommanderJohn Fortescue (c.1722-1808) ADM 6/18/303BWAS-171414.12.1757 - 16.1.1758CommanderFrancis Banks (c.1730-1777) ADM 6/18/462ADM 6/1816.1.1758 - 18.2.1760CommanderSamuel Uvedale (1729-1808) ADM 6/18/471BWAS-171418.2.1760 - 26.3.1762CommanderJohn Botterell (c.1716-1793) ADM 6/19/136ref:52526.3.1762 - 29.6.1762CommanderStair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/20/56
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 3.11.1764
2.7.1762 - 6.1763CommanderThomas Fraser (c.1718-1775) ADM 6/19/516
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792)
Commission confirmed 4.7.1763

1 Commissioned Officer

19.7.1742 - 3.4.1743LieutenantJames Campbell (c.1714-?) ADM 6/16/76ADM 6/16

Service History

18.11.1741Began building at Harwich BWAS-1714
22.6.1742Completed building at Harwich at a cost of £2870.5.0dBWAS-1714
23.6.1742Began fitting at Harwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1742Commissioned as a sloop for the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1714
8.1742Completed fitting at Harwich Dockyard at a cost of £1444.13.11dBWAS-1714
4.1744Sailed with a convoy to LisbonBWAS-1714
5.1745Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1745Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1438.12.0dBWAS-1714
7.1749Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1749Laid upBWAS-1714
8.1749Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £215.12.1dBWAS-1714
2.1755Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
4.1755Recommissioned as a sloopBWAS-1714
6.1755Completed fitting at a cost of £2331.2.8dBWAS-1714
8.1756Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1756Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
9.1756Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £814.14.11dBWAS-1714
7.6.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.11.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
4.1760Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Sloop
4.1760fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1152.15.11dBWAS-1714
7.1761Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1761Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
9.1761Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £670.0.3dBWAS-1714
30.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
4.1762Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
6.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
28.7.1763Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
30.8.1763Sold for £575BWAS-1714


ref:525BMC, Biblioteca del Museo Correr, VeneziaAnonymousDocument
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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