Greyhound

4553
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1771BWAS-1714
Launched20.7.1773BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.10.1775
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMermaid Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked16.8.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 2"Imperial Feet37.7973 
Length of Keel102' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet31.1118 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen617 8394Tons BM 

Armament


20.7.1773Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

8.1779Broadside Weight = 171 Imperial Pound ( 77.5488 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

2.2.1780Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1760200Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1775 - 25.9.1779CaptainArchibald Dickson (c.1739-1803) ADM 6/21/128BWAS-171425.9.1779 - 20.4.1780CaptainWilliam Dickson (c.1728-1803) ADM 6/22/30ADM10418.4.1780 - 27.6.1781CaptainWilliam Fooks (d.1798) ADM 6/22/480
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 15.6.1782
ADM 6/22
10.7.1781 - 16.8.1781CaptainWilliam Fox (c.1734-1810) ADM 6/22/311BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
20.7.1773building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £10877.2.6dBWAS-1714
10.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
24.11.1775Took the Unrated Sloop Hunter (10)
9.1.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2595.16.5dBWAS-1714
5.4.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.7.1776Staten Island Landings
3.1779Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4212.0.8dBWAS-1714
4.6.1779Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
19.7.1779Took the Privateer Sloop American Revenue (8)
24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition
3.8.1779Took the Privateer Nancy
25.12.1779Sailed for the West Indies with a convoyBWAS-1714
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
4.10.1780Took the Privateer Brig Revenge (12)
9.6.1781Sailed for Oporto with a convoyBWAS-1714
16.8.1781Wrecked on the South Sand off DealBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
 

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