Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing and Queen Dock - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeter Everitt Mestaer (d.1819)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck110' 8"Imperial Feet33.5483 
Length of Keel87' 4"Imperial Feet26.5321 
Breadth29' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet8.8551 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen396 5594Tons BM 


11.1778Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1632 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.177848 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers

4.11.1778 - 13.9.1779CommanderGeorge Robertson (c.1739-1791) ADM 6/21/468BWAS-171413.9.1779 - 31.12.1780CommanderWilliam Augustus Merrick (d.1786) ADM 6/22/26BWAS-1714

Service History

6.11.1778building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £4536.7.7dBWAS-1714
6.11.1778Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
20.3.1779Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3044.15.10dBWAS-1714
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
3.1780coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1538.12.3dBWAS-1714
31.12.1780Wrecked off the NeedlesBWAS-1714


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