Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.9.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.3.1761
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDruid Class
Designed byRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
Constructorand Wells StantonBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck87' 8 ½"Imperial Feet26.5303 
Length of Keel73' 4"Imperial Feet22.2843 
Breadth23' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.0231 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet2.7496 
Burthen216 1694Tons BM 


11.3.1761Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1760100Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers

4.3.1761 - 15.3.1762CommanderThe Hon. Keith Stewart (1739-1795) ADM 6/19/288BWAS-171415.3.1762 - 1.2.1763CommanderSir Alexander Holburne (3rd Baronet of Menstrie) (d.1772) ADM 6/19/392BWAS-17141.2.1763 - 8.1764CommanderWilliam Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/19/531
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 30.8.1763
9.5.1765 - 20.6.1765CommanderJohn Corner (c.1727-1772) ADM 6/20/74ADM 6/2020.6.1765 - 13.8.1766CommanderHenry Davis (c.1732-1776) ADM 6/20/79ADM 6/2025.8.1766 - 24.9.1766CommanderThomas Pemble (d.1785) ADM 6/20/134ADM 6/2029.9.1766 - 3.8.1768CommanderWilliam Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/20/138BWAS-17143.8.1768 - 4.11.1769CommanderRobert Dring (d.1789) ADM 6/20/210BWAS-17144.11.1769 - 7.1.1771CommanderElliott Salter (d.1790) ADM 6/20/292
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783)
Commission confirmed 20.9.1770
7.1.1771 - 10.1.1771CommanderJohn Morris (d.1776) ADM 6/20/332ADM 6/2010.1.1771 - 1.7.1771CommanderGordon Skelly ADM 6/20/334ADM 6/201.7.1771 - 25.4.1776CommanderAlexander Scott ADM 6/20/388BWAS-171415.2.1776 - 1776CommanderRobert Keeler (d.c.1811) ADM 6/21/199
Issued by James Young (1717-1789), Barbados
Commission confirmed 10.7.1776
ADM 6/21

Service History

4.9.1760Began building at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
11.3.1761Completed building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £1821.6.0dBWAS-1714
11.3.1761Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
30.4.1761Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1512.9.7dBWAS-1714
8.1762Royal EscortBWAS-1714
12.12.1762Sailed to Jamaica carrying news of the PeaceBWAS-1714
8.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1764Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1765Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1258.15.5dBWAS-1714
28.11.1766Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
10.1770Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1770Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1771Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3963.6.7dBWAS-1714
22.10.1772Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1775Paid offBWAS-1714
14.2.1777Sold at Sheerness for £315BWAS-1714


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