Infernal

4872
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.10.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1756BWAS-1714
Named17.3.1757BWAS-1714
Launched4.7.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.4.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassInfernal ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714
Sold26.10.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel75' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.8759 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen307 3994Tons BM 

Armament


4.7.1757Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

5.1758Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4716 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

3.1760Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.175660Design Complement
4.7.1757110as a sloopBWAS-1714
5.175860as a bombBWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1757 - 7.4.1762CommanderJames Mackenzie (c.1715-1789) ADM 6/18/380BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 23.3.1763CommanderCharles Roche (d.1768) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 26.7.1769CommanderHenry Lloyd (d.1792) ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/2010.1.1771 - 1.8.1774CommanderJohn Collins (c.1734-1794) ADM 6/20/334ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1756Began building at Northam - Devon BWAS-1714
4.7.1757Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Unknown
4.7.1757Completed building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £3355.2.7dBWAS-1714
11.7.1757Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
20.11.1757Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2082.8.8dBWAS-1714
1758Operations against St Malo, Cherbourg and St CasBWAS-1714
5.1758Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
5.1758refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £883.16.7dBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
12.11.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
3.1760Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Unknown
3.1760refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
23.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
19.5.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
31.1.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
26.10.1774Sold at Deptford for £350BWAS-1714

 

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