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Halifax

4590
Hallifax
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.1768BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSchoonerBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1768 - 6.11.1770Lieutenant
Samuel ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1770
Dismissed
BWAS-1714
7.11.1770 - 10.4.1773Lieutenant
Abraham CrespinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1781
BWAS-1714
10.4.1773 - 18.4.1774Lieutenant
Jacob RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1774
Dismissed
BWAS-1714
19.4.1774 - 15.2.1775Lieutenant
Joseph NunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1809
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1768Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.12.1768Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £806.9.7dBWAS-1714
3.1.1769Sailed for BostonBWAS-1714
12.1770Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1771Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £486.6.1dBWAS-1714
2.1.1775Sailed to Portsmouth, NH carrying the repaired sails of
Scarborough (20) 1756-1780
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
NDARI
15.2.1775Bilged and sank in Cranberry Harbour, MaineBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
 
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 4th of November 2022 19:19

13 Oct 1768 Halifax6 schooner John Linzee made lieutenant from Romney50 Captain John Corner, Commodore Samuel Hood and took temporary command based at Portsmouth until the end of the year.


Posted by Robert Hubler on Thursday 13th of January 2022 00:40

In 12/12/1774 Halifax under Lieutenant Nunn assisted getting Glasgow off rocks at Cohasset. See report from captain Maltby, William to Vice Admiral Graves.

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