Hornet

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.10.1775BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1775BWAS-1714
Named17.11.1775BWAS-1714
Launched19.3.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.3.1776
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold7.1791BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 8"Imperial Feet29.2947 
Length of Keel79' 3"Imperial Feet24.0877 
Breadth26' 11"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen305 3894Tons BM 

Armament


19.3.1776Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1776 - 17.6.1780CommanderRobert Haswell (c.1724-1801) ADM 6/21/171BWAS-171417.6.1780 - 25.4.1781CommanderEdward Edwards (c.1728-1815)BWAS-17144.5.1781 - 16.10.1783CommanderFrancis Tinsley (d.1807) ADM 6/22/282BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1776 - 1.7.1778LieutenantCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810): on board from 25.3.1776 ADM 6/21/171NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1775Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1714
19.3.1776Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £2850.8.1dBWAS-1714
24.3.1776Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.5.1776Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2540.19.8dBWAS-1714
4.12.1776Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1778coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2192.3.10dBWAS-1714
5.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
25.12.1779Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.5.1782Took the Privateer Brig Fair American (8)
16.10.1783

Paid off at Portsmouth and laid up

BWAS-1714
7.1791Sold at Portsmouth and used in Langstone Harbour for convictsBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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