Mediator

5328
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1745BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered29.7.1745BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck61' 4"Imperial Feet18.6944 
Length of Keel44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Breadth21' 2"Imperial Feet6.4516 
Depth in Hold9' 9"Imperial Feet2.9718 
Burthen104 7494Imperial Feet0.02 

Armament


8.3.1744/45Broadside Weight = 24.5 Imperial Pound ( 11.1112 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck18 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
18.3.1744/4580EstablishmentBWAS-1714
17.5.174560EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.3.1744/45 - 3.6.1745CommanderGeorge Hamilton (d.1745)BWAS-171411.6.1745 - 23.6.1745CommanderJulian Legge (d.1762) ADM 6/16/492ADM 6/1624.6.1745 - 19.7.1745CommanderCharles Brown ADM 6/16/499BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1745Purchased at AntiguaBWAS-1714
18.3.1744/45First commissionedBWAS-1714
9.5.1745Arrived at Portsmouth. Valued at £104.15.8d for the hull and £150.15.0d for the masts, yards, furniture and stores.BWAS-1714
4.6.1745Taken by La Naiade (12) off the Needles, Assistance (50)
10.6.1745refitting at Unknown at a cost of £571.4.11dBWAS-1714
29.7.1745Foundered in Ostend harbourBWAS-1714
31.7.1745Wreck abandonedBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



Built in the Chesapeake area of Virginia c1741

This was the only single masted sloop to serve in the Georgian Royal Navy


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
 

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