Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.5.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 4"Imperial Feet27.8384 
Length of Keel74' 3"Imperial Feet22.5743 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen266 9394Tons BM 


22.5.1745Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

18.5.1745 - 9.12.1752Commander Thomas Dove (d.1767) ADM 6/16/479BWAS-171410.2.1755 - 12.10.1756Commander Francis Gaines (c.1701-1767) ADM 6/18/134BWAS-171412.10.1756 - 18.10.1758Commander James Doake (c.1721-1761) ADM 6/18/315BWAS-171420.6.1759 - 21.4.1763Commander Robert Carre (c.1724-1778) ADM 6/19/72BWAS-171411.10.1764 - 12.12.1765Commander William Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/20/53BWAS-171412.12.1765 - 4.9.1766Commander John Macartney (c.1730-1781) ADM 6/20/99BWAS-17144.9.1766 - 17.10.1766Commander Thomas Wilkinson (c.1736-c.1776) ADM 6/20/136ADM 6/2017.10.1766 - 4.8.1769Commander Thomas Male (c.1727-1769)† ADM 6/20/139BWAS-171413.9.1769 - 3.9.1773Commander John Burr (c.1725-1776) ADM 6/20/254BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

17.11.1746 - 9.12.1752Lieutenant Duncan Forbes Paterson (c.1722-?) ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/17

Service History

9.1744Began building at Shoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
5.1745Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
22.5.1745Completed building at Shoreham - Sussex at a cost of £2090.8.0dBWAS-1714
20.7.1745Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
27.7.1745Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1482.12.6dBWAS-1714
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Sloop BWAS-1603
1749In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1750In Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1751In Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1752In Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
9.12.1752Paid off at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 6/18
11.1754Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1755Recommissioned and served in the impressment serviceBWAS-1714
4.1755Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2241.3.0dBWAS-1714
5.1757Took the Privateer Le Danglemont (2) BG
1760In the DownsBWAS-1714
1.4.1760Took the Privateer Le Thurot
21.4.1763Paid offADM 51
10.1764Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1764Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2398.5.2dBWAS-1714
4.1.1765Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714

Paid off

3.12.1767Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
16.12.1768Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
28.12.1769Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
2.1771Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1771Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1441.6.4dBWAS-1714
1772In the Falkland islandsBWAS-1714

Paid off

27.10.1773Sold for £220 at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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