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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
British Privateer brig 'Beckford' (1758) (12) 1758-1759
British 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck66' 0"Imperial Feet20.1168 
Length of Keel53' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet16.1766 
Breadth19' 1"Imperial Feet5.794 
Depth in Hold8' 10 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Burthen104 994Tons BM 


7.1759Broadside Weight = 26.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.018 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck12 British 4-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.175980 BWAS-1714

6 Ship Commanders

25.9.1759 - 3.10.1759Commander
Hugh BromedgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
Transfered ADM 6/19/107
ADM 6/19
2.6.1760 - 11.2.1761Commander
Philips CosbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
Transfered ADM 6/19/170
11.2.1761 - 23.2.1761Commander
Edward KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1761
Transfered ADM 6/19/277
ADM 6/19
27.2.1761 - 2.2.1762Commander
John MilliganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1783
ADM 6/19/287
2.2.1762 - 6.2.1762Commander
James RandellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1763
ADM 6/19/384
ADM 6/19
24.9.1762 - 19.2.1763Commander
Francis GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1776
ADM 6/19/439
ADM 6/19

Service History

7.1759Purchased from Messrs. Clark & RobinsonBWAS-1714
23.7.1759Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
24.8.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £34.18.11dBWAS-1714
2.1761Cruising in home watersBWAS-1714

Copy letter from Captain Randell, Agent for Transports, to the Board. Yesterday (6.3.1762), my signal being on the Admiral, I made sail under his lee quarter to receive his orders and saw the Houghton East Indiaman under our lee bow. They would not bear away so we were taken amidships and lost the main mast and mizzen and were stove. Sir George Pocock ordered myself and a clerk on board and sent the Laurel under the convoy of the Rippon for the first port of safety. The Lieutenant and people were all left in her and the stores. The Admiral proposes to put me on a victualler to continue the Service.

1763Impressment serviceBWAS-1714
19.2.1763Paid offADM 51
31.3.1763Sold at Deptford for £540BWAS-1714


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