Kite

5013
Nominal Guns4BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.1.1764BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.3.1764BWAS-1714
Launched7.9.1764BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed by William BatelyBWAS-1714
Constructor Adam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold29.10.1771BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck55' 10"Imperial Feet16.764 
Length of Keel44' 8 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Breadth18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen82 8194Tons BM 

Armament


9.1764Broadside Weight = 8.5 Imperial Pound ( 3.855 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.176430 BWAS-1714

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.9.1764 - 3.1.1765Lieutenant Edward Down (1743-1806) Transfered ADM 346/14/6ADM 3463.1.1765 - 24.2.1767Lieutenant Joseph Neville (c.1730-1780) ADM 346/14/6BWAS-171425.2.1767 - 17.3.1770Lieutenant Nicholas Rooke (c.1730-1805) ADM 346/14/8BWAS-171417.3.1770 - 19.4.1771Lieutenant Robert Tomlinson (c.1735-1813) ADM 106/1193/210BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
8.3.1764Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1764Commissioned for the Thames EstuaryBWAS-1714
7.9.1764Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2048.14.9dBWAS-1714
7.9.1764Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
23.11.1764Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.4.1771Paid offADM 51
29.10.1771Sold at Sheerness for £165BWAS-1714

 

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