Kingfisher

4999
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1766/01/18BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1769/01BWAS-1714
Launched1770/07/13BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph HarrisBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip-Sloop
Burnt to avoid capture1778/08/07BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 8 ½"Imperial Feet29.2735
Length of Keel78' 10 ½"Imperial Feet23.7871
Breadth26' 10"Imperial Feet7.9248
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576
Burthen302 894Tons BM

Armament


1770/07/13Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1766/05/08125Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1770/09 - 1772/09/11CommanderThomas JordanBWAS-17141772/09/11 - 1773/04CommanderJacob LobbBWAS-17141773/04/09 - 1775/11CommanderGeorge MontaguBWAS-17141776/02 - 1778/01/24CommanderAlexander GraemeBWAS-17141778/01/24 - 1778/07/30LieutenantHugh Cloberry ChristianBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1775/05Acting LieutenantPhilip D'Auvergneref:616

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1773/10 - 1776MidshipmanIsaac Coffinref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
1769/01Began building at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1770/07/13Completed building at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6503.11.0dBWAS-1714
1770/07/13Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1770/11/21Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1771/08/01Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1775/01/12Sailed from New York for Turtle BayNDARI
1776/12/06Occupation of Rhode Island
1777/08/27Action in Narragansett Bay
1778/08/07Burnt to avoid capture at Rhode IslandBWAS-1714
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Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NDARI Naval Documents of the American Revolution Vol IWilliam Bell Clark, EditorDigital Book
 

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