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Greyhound

4550
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1719BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.2.1718/19BWAS-1714
Launched13.2.1718/19BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.3.1719BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild6.1741BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel86' 2"Imperial Feet26.2213 
Breadth28' 5 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen371 1894Tons BM 

Armament


13.2.1719/20Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
30.3.1719 - 8.2.1719/20Captain
John WaldronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1721
Transfered ADM 6/12/170
Confirmed 18.5.1719
BWAS-1714
9.2.1719/20 - 18.4.1721Captain
John WaldronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1721
ADM 6/12/193
ADM 6/12
19.4.1721 - 1.7.1722Captain
John CundettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1722
BWAS-1714
2.7.1722 - 4.12.1727Captain
Peter SolgardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1727
Transfered ADM 6/13/40
BWAS-1714
5.12.1727 - 29.8.1728Captain
John GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1747
ADM 6/14/2
Confirmed 8.10.1728
BWAS-1714
29.8.1728 - 18.12.1728Captain
Edward BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1747
ADM 6/14/28
Confirmed 29.5.1729
BWAS-1714
20.6.1729 - 10.10.1732Captain
Sir Yelverton Peyton (5th Baronet Peyton, of Isleham)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1742
ADM 6/14/30
BWAS-1714
27.11.1732 - 19.3.1733/34Captain
James CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
Transfered
BWAS-1714
27.3.1734 - 4.4.1740Captain
John AmbroseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1750
ADM 6/14/179
BWAS-1714
4.4.1740 - 31.7.1740Captain
Edward PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/289
Confirmed 11.4.1744
BWAS-1714
12.9.1740 - 13.11.1740Captain
George BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
ADM 6/15/330
ADM 6/15

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1719/20 - 3.4.1720Lieutenant
James RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1728
Transfered ADM 6/12/194
ADM 6/12
4.4.1720 - 4.4.1726Lieutenant
Edward SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1743
Transfered ADM 6/12/201
ADM 6/12
12.12.1727 - 18.12.1728Lieutenant
Jennings CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1731
ADM 6/14/202
Confirmed 30.4.1728
ADM 6/13
2.1.1728/29 - 10.4.1729Lieutenant
James CusackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
Transfered ADM 6/14/9
ADM 6/14
20.6.1729 - 10.10.1732Lieutenant
George StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1732
ADM 6/14/30
ADM 6/14

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.11.1732 - 27.3.1734Master's Mate
Henry TrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1748
Transfered ADM 107/3/461
ADM 107/3
7.10.1735 - 12.8.1736Midshipman
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1738
Transfered ADM 107/3/374
ADM 107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
20.2.1733/34 - 6.4.1734Able Seaman
Robert HarlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783
Transfered ADM 107/3/288
ADM 107/3
28.6.1738 - 28.7.1738Able Seaman
James PuddicombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1798
Transfered ADM 107/4/186
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1720Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
13.2.1719/20building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3211.13.5dBWAS-1714
13.2.1719/20Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.2.1719/20Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £265.6.11dBWAS-1714
3.1720/21fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.4.1721

Retaken from the Spanish

BWAS-1714
19.4.1721Taken by the Spanish off Cuba
1722At New YorkBWAS-1714
1723At New YorkBWAS-1714
10.6.1723

Sent to Carolinas coast to hunt the pirate Edward Low. The battle was a success even if Low could escape.

E-WIKI
1724At New YorkBWAS-1714
2.1725fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1725fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1726In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1727In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.1728Ordered home to pay offBWAS-1714
17.12.1728

Paid off

ADM 33
1729Recommissioned for VirginiaBWAS-1714
2.1729Began refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1729Completed refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3452.10.2dBWAS-1714
8.1732Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.10.1732Paid offADM 33
1733Commissioned for the Barbary coastBWAS-1714
1.1733Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2557.7.5dBWAS-1714
3.1733/34fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1735Sailed to the TagusBWAS-1714
1736Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1740Returned from the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.11.1740

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
6.12.1740

Paid off

ADM 33
12.2.1740/41

Ordered to be broken up

BWAS-1714
6.1741Break up completed at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian on Friday 15th of January 2016 22:17

1739 - Capt. Ambrose in his Majesty's ship Greyhound meeting a Genoese ship from St. Anders, obliged her to bring to, and on searching her found 23 chests of silver (each 3080 pieces of eight)consigned to some merchants at Cadiz and supposed part of the Azogues treasure; he took them on board the Kings ship as a place of greater security, but paid the master the freight and gave him a receipt in full.

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