Halifax

4590
Hallifax
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.1768BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchooner
Wrecked15.2.1775BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck58' 3"Imperial Feet17.6879 
Length of Keel46' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Breadth18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Depth in Hold8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Burthen83 494Tons BM 

Armament


10.1768Broadside Weight = 12 Imperial Pound ( 5.4423 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.176830 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1768 - 6.11.1770LieutenantSamuel Scott (c.1738-?)BWAS-17147.11.1770 - 10.4.1773LieutenantAbraham Crespin (c.1741-1786)BWAS-171410.4.1773 - 18.4.1774LieutenantJacob Rogers (c.1729-?)BWAS-171419.4.1774 - 15.2.1775LieutenantJoseph Nunn (c.1734-c.1813)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1768Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.12.1768Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £806.9.7dBWAS-1714
3.1.1769Sailed for BostonBWAS-1714
12.1770Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1771Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £486.6.1dBWAS-1714
2.1.1775Sailed to Portsmouth, NH carrying the repaired sails of Scarborough (20) NDARI
15.2.1775Bilged and sank in Cranberry Harbour, MaineBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NDARINaval Documents of the American Revolution Vol IWilliam Bell Clark, EditorDigital Book
 

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