Jamaica

4915
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.8.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down15.9.1743BWAS-1714
Named13.7.1744BWAS-1714
Launched17.7.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.7.1744
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHind Class
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Foundered27.1.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 5"Imperial Feet27.8638 
Length of Keel75' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet22.8791 
Breadth26' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet7.9439 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen272 6994Tons BM 

Armament


17.7.1744Broadside Weight = 23.5 Imperial Pound ( 10.6576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.7.1744 - 17.7.1744CommanderRobert Hughes (d.1774) ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/1618.7.1744 - 30.4.1745CommanderRobert Jefferys (c.1709-1780) ADM 6/16/344ADM 6/161.5.1745 - 24.6.1746CommanderJames Webb (d.1761) ADM 6/16/473BWAS-179325.6.1746 - 22.6.1747CommanderMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 6/17/120BWAS-179322.6.1747 - 23.9.1747CommanderRichard Dorrill (d.1762) ADM 6/17/240BWAS-179323.9.1747 - 9.5.1750CommanderJames Galbraith (c.1717-1782) ADM 6/17/269BWAS-179316.5.1753 - 10.5.1754CommanderThomas Riggs (d.1754) ADM 6/18/69BWAS-179310.5.1754 - 22.7.1756CommanderSamuel Hood (1724-1816) ADM 6/18/100BWAS-179322.7.1756 - 8.1.1757CommanderHousman Broadley (c.1722-1759) ADM 6/18/295ADM 6/1814.2.1757 - 9.12.1757CommanderSamuel Thompson (1718-1813) ADM 6/18/356BWAS-179322.5.1758 - 10.1.1759CommanderSir William Hewett (5th Baronet of Headley Hall) (c.1724-1761) ADM 6/18/516BWAS-179310.1.1759 - 18.2.1760CommanderRobert Alexander Lambert (1732-1801) ADM 6/19/21BWAS-179318.2.1760 - 1.7.1760CommanderWilliam Howe (c.1736-1764) ADM 6/19/136ADM 6/1924.8.1762 - 17.5.1763CommanderGeorge Burdon (d.1778) ADM 6/19/431BWAS-179315.7.1763 - 11.2.1767CommanderJohn Lewis Gidoin (c.1727-1796) ADM 6/19/520BWAS-179320.1.1768 - 27.1.1770CommanderGeorge Talbot (c.1730-1787) ADM 6/20/191BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1744 - 18.12.1744LieutenantJeremiah Walton ADM 6/16/343ADM 6/1624.1.1748/49 - 9.5.1750LieutenantHugh Parry ADM 6/17/433ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.4.1755 - 12.4.1756MasterJohn Stott (c.1729-1778) ADM 107/4/410ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
15.9.1743Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.1744Commissioned for the North Sea and the ChannelBWAS-1793
17.7.1744Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5065.7.4dBWAS-1793
17.7.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
28.8.1744Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.5.1745Took the Privateer Le Saint Antoine
4.5.1745Took the Privateer Les Trois Frères
8.6.1745Took the Privateer Le Hareng Saur
17.4.1746Took the Privateer Le Postillon (16) off Dieppe
28.5.1746Took the Privateer Cutter Le Dragon (8) with his prize Oxford , off the Isle of Wight and carried in Spithead .BG
12.10.1746Took the Privateer L'Hermine
11.11.1746Took the Privateer La Sérionne (12)
23.11.1746Took the Privateer Cutter Le Furet (8) off St. Alban's PointBG
23.11.1746Took the Privateer La Mouche
15.3.1746/47Took the Privateer La Prudente Catherine
15.6.1747Took the Privateer La Marie Anne
2.7.1747Took the Privateer Le Renard (1) chacing after being at Anchor between Et. Alban's Head and Peverel PointBG
9.5.1750

Paid off

ADM 51
9.8.1750SurveyedBWAS-1793
1.1752Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1752Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1378.18.7dBWAS-1793
5.1753RecommissionedBWAS-1793
18.7.1753Sailed for the BahamasBWAS-1793
1755In North AmericaBWAS-1793
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
9.12.1757

Surveyed and then paid off

BWAS-1793
1.1758Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
20.2.1758SurveyedBWAS-1793
7.1758RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1758Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2922.6.11dBWAS-1793
5.3.1759Took the Privateer Le Cabriolet
7.1759At SheernessBWAS-1793
29.10.1759Took the Privateer L'Agat
26.3.1760Sailed for the coast of PortugalBWAS-1793
17.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1793
7.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1793
24.11.1763Sailed for New EnglandBWAS-1793
11.2.1767

Paid off

ADM 51
8.1767Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1768RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1768Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3865.4.4dBWAS-1793
30.3.1768Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
27.1.1770Wrecked on the Coloradoes reef off CubaBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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