Lurcher

5185
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer cutter 'La Comtesse d'Ayen' (1760) (6)
Captured19.9.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.5.1761BWAS-1714
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold19.4.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck54' 0"Imperial Feet16.4592 
Length of Keel40' 10 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Breadth19' 4 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Depth in Hold8' 5"Imperial Feet2.5654 
Burthen81 5794Tons BM 

Armament


5.1761Broadside Weight = 9 Imperial Pound ( 4.0815 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.176130 BWAS-1714
3.2.176235 BWAS-1714
13.4.176328Turned over to the Edgarref:888

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.5.1761 - 14.6.1762CommanderJames Walker (c.1730-1762) ADM 6/19/312BWAS-171414.6.1762 - 29.6.1762CommanderJohn Carey (c.1715-1782) ADM 6/19/8
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 21.2.1764
ref:888
29.6.1762 - 2.7.1762CommanderThomas Fraser (c.1718-1775) ADM 6/19/516
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 4.7.1763
ADM 6/19
2.7.1762 - 25.7.1762CommanderPeter Clarke (c.1735-1773) ADM 6/19/537
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 13.9.1763
ref:888
17.8.1762 - 13.4.1763CommanderWilliam Truscott (1734-1798) ADM 6/19/513
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 21.6.1763
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.3.1763 - 13.4.1763LieutenantWilliam Dixonref:888

Service History


DateEventSource
26.2.1761

Purchased for the Royal Navy

ref:888
26.2.1761Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £180.1.4dBWAS-1714
5.3.1762Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
5.11.1762

Arrived at Port Royal - Jamaica

ref:888
5.4.1763

Admiral Keppel wrote to the Admiralty from Port Royal - Jamaica .

"The Lurcher Cutter being in a Crazy Condition and requiring such continual Repairs of all Kinds, and being very much eat by worms, I have ordered her to be dismantled and sold.

Captain Truscott and his officers returned home by the first ships bound to England, and her people I have turned over into the ships here in order to assist in Manning the late Spanish Ships at the Havanna"

ref:888
13.4.1763

AM Hauled the Pendant & sent all the People per Order on Board His Majesty's Ship Edgar, [signed] Wm Truscott

Port Royal - Jamaica
ref:888
19.4.1765Sold at Jamaica for £311.16.3dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:888The Lurcher Cutter in the Seven Years’ War, 1761-1763Carol D. Greene,Digital Book
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
 

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