Minorca

5417
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1778BWAS-1714
Named11.6.1778BWAS-1714
Launched27.8.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPort Mahon - Mahón BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeXebec BWAS-1714
Scuttled21.8.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 9"Imperial Feet29.2989 
Length of Keel78' 6"Imperial Feet23.7935 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen388 4094Tons BM 

Armament


6.1778Broadside Weight = 83 Imperial Pound ( 37.641 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck20 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1778130EstablishmentBWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.6.1778 - 8.2.1779CommanderHugh Seymour Conway (d.1801) ADM 6/21/425ADM 6/2131.3.1779 - 26.1.1780CommanderPatrick Leslie (c.1733-1783) ADM 6/21/562
Issued by Robert Duff (1721-1787), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 31.5.1779
BWAS-1714
26.1.1780 - 28.1.1780CommanderSir Charles Henry Knowles (2nd Baronet) (1754-1831) ADM 6/22/143
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 19.6.1780
ADM 6/22
28.1.1780 - 1.2.1780CommanderGeorge Wilson ADM 6/22/117
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 24.4.1780
ADM 6/22
1.2.1781 - 21.8.1781CommanderHugh Lawson (c.1739-1782) ADM 6/22/502
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.8.1782
ADM 6/22

Service History


DateEventSource
31.7.1781Action of 1781-07-31
21.8.1781Sunk at Port Mahon to Block passage to the HarbourB068

 

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