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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.1.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1777BWAS-1714
Launched27.5.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.5.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Israel PownollBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1779
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt28.6.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 10"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth26' 10"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen301 8794Tons BM 

Armament


27.5.1778Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.5.1778 - 14.10.1779Commander
William DenneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1782
Transfered ADM 6/21/403
BWAS-1714
30.1.1779 - 23.1.1780Commander
John BlankettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1796
ADM 6/21/505
BWAS-1714
25.1.1780 - 2.1.1782Commander
William StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1782
ADM 6/22/245
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 5.2.1781
BWAS-1714
2.1.1782 - 8.8.1782Commander
John SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1813
ADM 6/22/490
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 4.7.1782
BWAS-1714
28.8.1782 - 2.9.1782Commander
John WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
Transfered ADM 6/22/510
ADM 6/22
2.9.1782 - 28.6.1783Commander
Richard HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1791
ADM 6/22/511
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1781Lieutenant
Samuel EyreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1781
ref:1637

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1777Began building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
27.5.1778Completed building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8640.13.4dBWAS-1714
27.5.1778Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
27.7.1778Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.3.1779Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1781

Under repair at Calcutta

ref:1637
9.10.1781Took the Schooner
Racoon (8) 1781-1781
American 8 Gun
Privateer Schooner

9.10.1781Took the Ship
Royal Louis (22) 1781-1781
American 22 Gun
Privateer Ship

30.10.1781Took the Brigantine
Rambler (10) 1781-1781
American 10 Gun
Privateer Brigantine

8.1782Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3656.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.12.1782Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
28.6.1783Burnt by accident at Tortula, Virgin Islands. 3 men were killedBWAS-1714

 

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