Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.5.1760BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBeaver Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (d.1776)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 11"Imperial Feet29.265 
Length of Keel80' 1"Imperial Feet24.4094 
Breadth26' 0 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen288 8294Tons BM 


7.2.1761Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1760125Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers

11.2.1761 - 14.4.1762CommanderRichard Onslow (1741-1817) ADM 6/19/277BWAS-171424.5.1762 - 4.6.1763CommanderBenjamin Caldwell (1739-1820) ADM 6/19/412BWAS-171422.6.1763 - 1.4.1765CommanderBenjamin Caldwell (1739-1820): on board from 1.7.1763 ADM 6/19/513ADM 6/191.4.1765 - 1.4.1767CommanderPatrick Fotheringham (c.1739-1784) ADM 6/20/166
Issued by Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766), Barbados
Commission confirmed 14.4.1766
11.6.1767 - 26.12.1771CommanderThomas Hayward (d.1775) ADM 6/20/171BWAS-171425.6.1773 - 2.9.1773CommanderGeorge Robinson Walters (c.1742-1789) ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/2011.3.1775 - 31.1.1776CommanderSir William Parker (1740/41-1802) ADM 6/21/79BWAS-171431.1.1776 - 9.5.1777CommanderHenry Harvey (1737-1810) ADM 6/21/153ODNB9.5.1777 - 28.10.1778CommanderCharles Chamberlayne (d.1810) ADM 6/21/358
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), Newfoundland
Commission confirmed 28.1.1778
28.10.1778 - 23.11.1780CommanderThomas Pike Durell (c.1736-1804) ADM 6/22/147
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), Newfoundland
Commission confirmed 29.6.1780
23.11.1780 - 29.1.1781CommanderHercules Wyborn (c.1742-1782) ADM 6/22/201ADM 6/2229.1.1781 - 9.2.1782CommanderWilliam Wardlaw ADM 6/22/241BWAS-17149.2.1782 - 19.4.1782CommanderWilliam Augustus Merrick (d.1786) ADM 6/22/408BWAS-171415.4.1782 - 22.4.1784CommanderThomas Sparke ADM 6/23/39
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 25.3.1783

Service History

9.5.1760Began building at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
7.2.1761Completed building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £2547.13.4dBWAS-1714
7.2.1761Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.4.1761Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2419.1.7dBWAS-1714
2.11.1762Took the Privateer L'Hercule
4.6.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
24.9.1763Sailed for Africa and the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1767Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1767Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2905.8.3dBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1775Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £5293.4.9dBWAS-1714
10.1778On the Newfoundland stationBWAS-1714
11.1780Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3467.7.7dBWAS-1714
10.2.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51

Sold at Deptford for £895



BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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