Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down25.7.1749BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.10.1749BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Constructor Peirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck76' 3"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Length of Keel62' 8"Imperial Feet18.9992 
Breadth20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Depth in Hold9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Draught Forward5' 5 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Draught Aft7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Burthen140 794Tons BM 


3.10.1749Broadside Weight = 14.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

15 Ship Commanders

11.10.1749 - 31.1.1753Commander Thomas Hanbury (1722-1788) ADM 6/17/499BWAS-171412.3.1754 - 8.7.1755Commander Thomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 6/18/93ODNB10.7.1755 - 3.5.1758Commander James Hackman (c.1714-1764) ADM 6/18/179BWAS-17142.6.1760 - 13.1.1762Commander Samuel Granston Goodall (d.1801) ADM 6/19/170BWAS-171428.1.1762 - 31.8.1762CommanderThe Hon. Henry St John (1740-1780) ADM 6/19/383BWAS-171431.8.1762 - 22.12.1762Commander Dennis Every (c.1710-1777) ADM 6/19/434BWAS-171419.5.1763 - 24.10.1766Commander William Webster (c.1727-c.1777) ADM 6/19/500BWAS-171424.10.1766 - 26.10.1769Commander Thomas Pemble (c.1724-c.1785) ADM 6/20/141BWAS-171426.10.1769 - 28.10.1772Commander James Orrok (c.1721-c.1763) ADM 6/20/259BWAS-171428.10.1772 - 25.6.1773Commander John Ford (c.1738-1796) ADM 6/20/463BWAS-171426.6.1773 - 24.11.1775Commander John Ford (c.1738-1796) ADM 6/20/501ADM 6/2024.11.1775 - 20.11.1777Commander James Orrok (c.1721-c.1763) Transfered ADM 6/21/139ADM 6/2120.11.1777 - 1.2.1779Commander Alexander Agnew (c.1741-1792) Transfered ADM 6/21/338BWAS-17141.2.1779 - 1.7.1780Commander George Ann Pulteney (d.c.1782) Transfered ADM 6/21/505BWAS-17141.7.1780 - 24.1.1781Commander Edward Pellew (1757-1833) ADM 6/22/147BWAS-1714

1 Crewman

27.1.1749/50 - 16.2.1750/51Able Seaman George Talbot (c.1730-1787) ADM 107/4/273ADM 107/4

Service History

25.7.1749Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.10.1749Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2635.11.2dBWAS-1714
1751In the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
22.2.1750/51Ordered to Portsmouth to have her mast shortenedBWAS-1714
1752In the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
1753In the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
31.1.1753Paid offADM 51
1754In the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
1755Off BrestBWAS-1714
28.8.1756Took the Snow La Subtile (8) off Yarmouth
4.2.1757Took the Privateer Le Saint Thomas
14.7.1757Taken by Experiment (20)

Paid off

25.8.1760Captured the French Le Duc d'Ayen (8) off the coast of Norway and sent it into TinmouthBG
25.8.1760Took the Dogger Le Duc d'Ayen (8) on the Coast of Norway and sent into TinmouthBG
15.8.1762Took the Cutter Le Sauvage BG
22.12.1762Paid offADM 51
1771East coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
23.6.1773At the Spithead ReviewBWAS-1714
1775East coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714

Paid off

11.2.1783Sold at Sheerness for £200BWAS-1714


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