Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down20.10.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.3.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDrake ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructor & Whetstone GrevillBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1747BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck84' 5"Imperial Feet25.635 
Length of Keel68' 8 ½"Imperial Feet20.7391 
Breadth23' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet7.0295 
Depth in Hold9' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen205 7694Tons BM 


10.3.1740/41Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.3.1740/4180Design ComplementBWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers

13.3.1740/41 - 12.6.1742Commander William Henry Bruce (d.1742)† ADM 6/15/398BWAS-17149.8.1742 - 7.4.1743Commander James Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/16/84ADM 6/168.4.1743 - 9.3.1744/45Commander Arthur Forrest (c.1716-1770) ADM 6/16/167ADM 6/1630.5.1744 - 25.8.1745Commander Samuel Maisterson (d.1762) ADM 6/16/313BWAS-171426.8.1745 - 4.3.1745/46Commander Washington Shirley (1722-1778) ADM 6/16/534ADM 6/165.3.1745/46 - 11.11.1746Commander Frederick Hyde (d.1763) ADM 6/17/70BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

23.10.1744 - 6.3.1744/45Lieutenant Edward Hawkes (c.1720-c.1745) ADM 6/16/385ADM 6/167.3.1744/45 - 2.9.1745Lieutenant Robert Gideon (c.1720-?) ADM 6/16/452ADM 6/163.9.1745 - 16.9.1745Lieutenant Robert Lock (c.1721-?) ADM 6/16/537ADM 6/1617.9.1745 - 24.1.1745/46Lieutenant Thomas Morse (c.1722-1751) ADM 6/16/545ADM 6/1625.1.1745/46 - 20.2.1746/47Lieutenant Boswell Lyon (c.1719-1754) ADM 6/17/49ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

5.1746 - 1.12.1746Midshipman Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 107/3/53ODNB

Service History

20.10.1740Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
10.3.1740/41Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £1550.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.3.1740/41Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.4.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1505.11.11dBWAS-1714
5.1741Commissioned for the Iceland fisheryBWAS-1714
1742Sailed to South CarolinaBWAS-1714
6.1742Commssioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
4.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1744Recommissioned for the Thames EstuaryBWAS-1714
6.1744Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1735.9.7dBWAS-1714
1745In the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
20.2.1747Paid offADM 51
10.1747Breaking up completed to DeptfordBWAS-1714
6.10.1747Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714


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