Mentor

5356
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer sloop 'Aurora' (1780) (16)
Captured18.7.1780BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.9.1781
ShipyardUnknownW027
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered4.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Burthen230Tons BM 

Armament


18.7.1781Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.3.1780 - 12.9.1781CaptainRobert Deans (d.1815) ADM 6/22/130
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 17.5.1780
ADM 6/22
12.9.1781 - 4.1783CommanderRichard Tilledge (d.1783)† ADM 6/22/455
Issued by Thomas Graves (1725-1802), North America
Commission confirmed 20.4.1782
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
11.9.1781Purchased at a cost of £1232.11.3dBWAS-1714
4.1783Lost presumed foundered with all hands off BermudaBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W027American War of Independence at SeaKen KellowWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
 

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