Hydra

4831
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.4.1778BWAS-1714
Named19.5.1778BWAS-1714
Acquired8.8.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Constructor Adams & BarnardBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold1.5.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck109' 4 ½"Imperial Feet33.2359 
Length of Keel90' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth30' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold10' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen454 594Tons BM 

Armament


8.1778Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.8.1778160 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.7.1778 - 1.10.1779CaptainThomas Lloyd (d.1780) ADM 6/21/437BWAS-17141.10.1779 - 1781CaptainEdward Garner ADM 6/22/31BWAS-17141782 - 1.12.1782CaptainCharles HotchkysBWAS-17141.12.1782 - 1783CaptainIsaac Coffin (1759-1839) ADM 6/23/130
Issued by Joshua Rowley (1734-1790), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 29.8.1783
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1778In the Western SquadronBWAS-1714
12.8.1778Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
29.9.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4125.17.2dBWAS-1714
16.11.1779Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.1781Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3359.9.4dBWAS-1714
14.4.1781Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
1.5.1783Sold for £2,400BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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