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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.4.1744BWAS-1714
Named5.12.1744BWAS-1714
Launched22.12.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin Class (1743)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1744
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Philemon EwerBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Wrecked27.2.1747/48BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 5"Imperial Feet27.8638 
Length of Keel74' 10"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth26' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen271 6394Tons BM 

Armament


22.12.1744Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement
1748125 BWAS-1714

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.12.1744 - 18.6.1745Commander
John GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1745
ADM 6/16/397
ADM 6/16
19.6.1745 - 23.6.1745Commander
Philip TomsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1748
ADM 6/16/496
ADM 6/16
24.6.1745 - 5.5.1746Commander
Julian LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1762
ADM 6/16/499
BWAS-1714
6.5.1746 - 23.2.1747/48Commander
Robert SissonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
BWAS-1714
23.2.1747/48 - 27.2.1747/48Commander
Alexander CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1758
ADM 6/17/323
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.12.1744 - 7.8.1745Lieutenant
James BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/404
ADM 6/16
30.7.1747 - 27.2.1747/48Lieutenant
John KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1748
ADM 6/17/254
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
22.12.1744building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £2177.10.0dBWAS-1714
27.12.1744Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
14.2.1744/45Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2311.8.3dBWAS-1714
5.1745In the ChannelBWAS-1714
24.9.1745Took the Privateer
L'Indomptable 1745-1745
French Privateer Unknown

26.8.1746Took the Privateer
Le Françoise 1746-1746
French Privateer Unknown

1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Unknown
27.2.1747/48Wrecked in the Scilly IslesBWAS-1714

 

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