Hawke

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Hawk
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.7.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.7.1755BWAS-1714
Launched1.4.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.5.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHawk Class
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert Batson (1735-1806)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Captured9.12.1759BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 10"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Length of Keel72' 10"Imperial Feet21.9456 
Breadth24' 1"Imperial Feet7.3216 
Depth in Hold10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Draught Forward6' 3"Imperial Feet1.905 
Draught Aft8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Burthen224 6694Tons BM 

Armament


1.4.1756Broadside Weight = 14.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
175580Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.5.1756 - 8.1.1757CommanderWilliam Cooper (c.1717-bef.1758) ADM 6/18/269BWAS-17148.1.1757 - 14.12.1757CommanderHousman Broadley (c.1722-1759) ADM 6/18/341BWAS-171418.1.1758 - 23.12.1758CommanderRobert Hathorn (c.1719-1789) ADM 6/18/473BWAS-171423.12.1758 - 4.9.1759CommanderGeorge Watson (c.1729-1774) ADM 6/19/15BWAS-17144.9.1759 - 9.12.1759CommanderJohn Eliot (1742-1769) ADM 6/19/92ADM 6/19

Service History


DateEventSource
23.7.1755Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
1.4.1756Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £1712.1.8dBWAS-1714
1.4.1756Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.7.1756Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1794.2.3dBWAS-1714
16.4.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
1.1758At LouisburgBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
9.12.1759Taken by Duc de Choiseul (32) off Cape Clear


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
 

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