King of Prussia

4996
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.4.1763BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Wrecked6.2.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck50' 10"Imperial Feet15.24 
Length of Keel37' 4 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Breadth19' 9 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Depth in Hold8' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Burthen83 5794Tons BM 

Armament


4.1763Broadside Weight = 11.5 Imperial Pound ( 5.2155 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.176330EstablishmentBWAS-1714

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
6.4.1763 - 6.2.1765Lieutenant Henry Prettie (1708-1768): on board from 27.4.1763BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
6.4.1763Commissioned for service in the Straits of DoverBWAS-1714
6.4.1763Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £462.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.4.1763Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
28.6.1763Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £771.12.7dBWAS-1714
6.2.1765Bilged on the North Bank Head near RamsgateBWAS-1714

 

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