Kingfisher4999
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 Deck14British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1766/05/08125Design Complement 

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1770/091772/09/11CommanderThomas JordanBWAS-1714
1772/09/111773/04CommanderJacob LobbBWAS-1714
1773/04/091775/11CommanderGeorge MontaguBWAS-1714
1776/021778/01/24CommanderAlexander GraemeBWAS-1714
1778/01/241778/07/30LieutenantHugh Cloberry ChristianBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1775/051775/05Acting LieutenantPhilip D'Auvergneref:616

Petty Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1773/101776MidshipmanIsaac Coffinref:616

Service History

DateEvent Source
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

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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