Liberty

5090
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold2.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck74' 3"Imperial Feet22.5743 
Length of Keel53' 9"Imperial Feet16.2306 
Breadth25' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet7.6264 
Depth in Hold10' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen186 2094Tons BM 

Armament


1780Broadside Weight = 30.5 Imperial Pound ( 13.832 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
178055 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.10.1782 - 5.1783LieutenantJosiah Wittman (d.1810)BWAS-17146.1783 - 1785LieutenantWilliam Alfray (d.1827)BWAS-171412.1789 - 1794LieutenantJohn Clarke SearleBWAS-17146.1795 - 7.1798LieutenantGeorge McKinleyBWAS-17147.1798 - 12.1799LieutenantMauritius Adolphus Newton De Starck (d.1848)BWAS-171412.1799 - 1802LieutenantHugh Cook (d.1834)BWAS-17142.1803 - 1805LieutenantWilliam Major CourtenayBWAS-17141805 - 1810LieutenantJohn CoddBWAS-17141811 - 1813LieutenantGeorge Martin Guise (1780-1828)BWAS-17141813 - 1815LieutenantEdward Hooper SenhouseBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1780Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1780Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
13.10.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1600.9.3dBWAS-1714
5.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1785Paid offBWAS-1714
1789Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1790Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2698.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.2.1790Sailed for Jamaica having been re-rigged as a Brig, but not re-ratedBWAS-1714
11.9.1791Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1792Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.1792Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1991.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.4.1793Took the Privateer Le Courier
8.1793Took the Privateer Le Patriote
7.1798In the Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
1802Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
23.4.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1809At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
1814Re-rigged as a cutterBWAS-1714
1815Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Storeship
2.1816Sold at Barbados for £86.14.4 1/2dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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