Kite

5012
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased4.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Broken Up12.1793BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck77' 5 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Length of Keel54' 3"Imperial Feet16.4783 
Breadth25' 4"Imperial Feet7.6403 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen187 2194Tons BM 

Armament


6.1778Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.7.1778 - 16.4.1779LieutenantHenry Trollope (1756-1839)BWAS-171416.4.1779 - 4.6.1781CommanderHenry Trollope (1756-1839) ADM 6/21/541BWAS-17146.1779CommanderWilliam Knell (d.1798)BWAS-17144.6.1781 - 27.3.1782CommanderThomas Farnham (d.1793) ADM 6/22/296BWAS-171427.3.1782 - 21.1.1783CommanderJohn Peyton ADM 6/22/436BWAS-171415.1.1783 - 28.3.1783CommanderWilfred Collingwood (d.1787) ADM 6/23/8BWAS-17145.1783 - 1786LieutenantHenry Gunter (d.1806)BWAS-17143.1788 - 1790LieutenantBowles Mitchell (1750-1824)BWAS-17141791 - 10.11.1791LieutenantWilliam Lamb (d.1800)BWAS-1714

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
27.10.1782 - 21.1.1783MidshipmanThomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:6165.7.1786 - 1787MidshipmanWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:616

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
20.5.1784 - 14.2.1785Lieutenant's ServantWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:61615.2.1785 - 4.7.1786Able SeamanWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1778Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1778Commissioned as a cutter for the Western SquadronBWAS-1714
17.7.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4043.7.11dBWAS-1714
16.4.1779Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Sloop
1782Took the Privateer Le Fantasque (10) off Dunkirk
28.3.1783

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1783Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
5.1783Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Cutter
1787Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1788Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2764.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.11.1791Paid offADM 51
1792Stationed in the ShannonBWAS-1714
12.1793Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 25th of June 2012 20:47

Apr 1779 Two French merchant vessels taken by Kite 10 cutter commander Henry Trollope

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