Nautilus

5511
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.4.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1761BWAS-1714
Named5.11.1761BWAS-1714
Launched24.5.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.3.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFavorite ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas HodgsonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold10.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Length of Keel80' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet24.3999 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen316 4794Tons BM 

Armament


24.4.1762Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1761125Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.3.1762 - 21.5.1763CommanderPeter Forbes (c.1730-?) ADM 6/19/394BWAS-171421.5.1763 - 8.3.1768CommanderWilliam Locker (1731-1800) ADM 6/19/501BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 11.8.1768CommanderWilliam Maltby (c.1725-1793) ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/2010.3.1769 - 10.12.1770CommanderJohn Chapman (c.1734-?) ADM 6/20/231BWAS-171410.12.1770 - 29.11.1773CommanderJames Howell Jones (d.1791) ADM 6/20/321BWAS-171414.2.1774 - 8.2.1775CommanderWilliam Parker (1740/41-1802) ADM 6/21/15BWAS-17148.2.1775 - 1.2.1778CommanderJohn Collins (c.1734-1794) ADM 6/21/71BWAS-17141.2.1778 - 3.4.1779CommanderJohn Becher (1726-1783) ADM 6/21/549
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 5.5.1779
BWAS-1714
3.4.1779 - 19.6.1780CommanderThomas Farnham (d.1793) ADM 6/21/570
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 14.6.1779
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1761Began building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
24.5.1762Began fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
24.5.1762Completed building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £2434.18.0dBWAS-1714
9.6.1762Completed fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £1582.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.8.1762Took the Privateer Le Sans Souci
13.12.1762Sailed to North America with news of the peaceBWAS-1714
10.1763Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
21.2.1764Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.3.1768

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.6.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1768Began great repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
3.1769RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1769Completed great repair at a cost of £4877.3.3dBWAS-1714
7.6.1769Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
29.11.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1775In North AmericaBWAS-1714
24.7.1779Penobscot Expedition
19.6.1780Paid off at New York BWAS-1714
10.1780Sold at New YorkBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
 

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