Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.10.1741BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassComet ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor Philemon PerryBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 0"Imperial Feet27.7368 
Length of Keel75' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet22.8664 
Breadth26' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet7.9439 
Depth in Hold11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen279 5494Tons BM 


3.1741/42Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1741/4260Establishment as a Bomb VesselBWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers

12.3.1741/42 - 14.9.1742Commander John Hume (d.1759) ADM 6/15/26BWAS-171415.9.1742 - 4.4.1744Commander Thomas Hanway (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/16/99BWAS-171430.5.1744 - 20.8.1744Commander Elliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/16/313BWAS-171430.8.1744 - 28.12.1744Commander John Amherst (1718-1778) ADM 6/16/358ADM 6/1629.12.1744 - 25.8.1745Commander Henry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/413BWAS-171430.8.1745 - 15.7.1748Commander Charles Upton (d.1749) ADM 6/16/537BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

6.6.1744 - 19.7.1744Lieutenant William Moon (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/317ADM 6/161.10.1744 - 28.10.1744Lieutenant Walter Davies (d.1746) ADM 6/16/367ADM 6/16

Service History

8.10.1741Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1714
25.2.1741/42Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £2870.5.0dBWAS-1714
2.3.1741/42Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
22.5.1742Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2037.19.5dBWAS-1714
9.1742Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Unknown
9.1742fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1743In the Bristol ChannelBWAS-1714
8.1745Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.1745Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Unknown
10.1745Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1240.9.6dBWAS-1714
1.1746Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1746Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
2.1746Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £361.8.9dBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Lorient Operations

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 106
6.1.1748/49Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
2.3.1748/49Sold for £651 at WoolwichBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Ketch Rigged


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