Laurel

5053
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Privateer brig 'Beckford' (1758) (12)
Named25.9.1759BWAS-1714
Purchased7.1759BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold31.3.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.9.1759 - 3.10.1759CommanderHugh Bromedge (c.1714-1792) ADM 6/19/107ADM 6/192.6.1760 - 11.2.1761CommanderPhilips Cosby (1729-1808) ADM 6/19/170BWAS-171411.2.1761 - 23.2.1761CommanderEdward Knowles (c.1742-1761) ADM 6/19/277ADM 6/1927.2.1761 - 2.2.1762CommanderJohn Milligan (d.1788) ADM 6/19/287BWAS-17142.2.1762 - 6.2.1762CommanderJames Randell (c.1705-1764) ADM 6/19/384ADM 6/1924.9.1762 - 19.2.1763CommanderFrancis Grant (1730-1803) ADM 6/19/439ADM 6/19

Service History


DateEventSource
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
2.10.1759EstablishedBWAS-1714
2.1761Cruising in home watersBWAS-1714
7.3.1762

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.

ADM354
1763Impressment serviceBWAS-1714
19.2.1763Paid offADM 51
4.3.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
31.3.1763Sold at Deptford for £540BWAS-1714

 

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