Hornet

4777
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.8.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1744BWAS-1714
Named28.6.1745BWAS-1714
Launched3.8.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.7.1745
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWest Itchenor - Chichester BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin Class
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn QuallettBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow
Captured26.1.1746/47BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench snow 'Le Hornet' (1747) (10)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 0 ½"Imperial Feet27.7495 
Length of Keel73' 9"Imperial Feet22.3266 
Breadth26' 4 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen272 4394Tons BM 

Armament


3.8.1745Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.7.1745 - 31.7.1746CommanderPhilip Toms ADM 6/16/503BWAS-17141.8.1746 - 26.1.1746/47CommanderEdward Keller (d.1750) ADM 6/17/137BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1744Began building at Chichester - Sussex BWAS-1714
7.1745Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
3.8.1745Completed building at Chichester - Sussex at a cost of £2090.8.0dBWAS-1714
19.8.1745Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.10.1745Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1942.2.1dBWAS-1714
26.1.1746/47Taken by La Marie Madeleine (24) off Berry HeadBG


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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