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5617
Nominal Guns16B068
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired10.5.1780B068
ShipyardCarlton Island - New York B068
Designed byJohnathon ColemanB068
ConstructorJohnathon ColemanB068
CategoryUnratedB068
Ship TypeSloop B068
Sailing RigBrigB068
Foundered31.10.1780B068

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB068
Length of Gundeck77' 0"Imperial Feet23.4696 
Length of Keel68' 0"Imperial Feet20.7264 
Breadth25' 6"Imperial Feet7.6505 
Depth in Hold9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Burthen231Tons BM 

Armament


5.1780Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)B068
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.178040Establishment and actualB068

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1780 - 1.11.1780CommanderJames Andrews (d.1780)B068


Notes on Ship



Rigged as a Snow.

Spent the summer of 1780 acting as a transport between Fort Niagara and Carlton Island.

When she sank she took her entire crew, a company of the 24th Regiment of Foot and several army officers including the commander of Fort Niagara.

The wreck was located in 2008. See here for some details http://www.shipwreckworld.com/story/gallery/photo41-120.aspx


 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Ian Johnston on Monday 28th of May 2012 21:40

Admiralty records revealled that the ship's passenger list included: 75 crewmen, 60 British redcoats of the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot along with Lieutenant-Colonel Masson Bolton, Commander of Fort Niagara and his wife. Bolton was returning to England for the extraction of all his badly decayed teeth that were gradually poisoning his system. In addition to Captain James Andrews, who was also commodore of the lake squadron of ships, the those aboard included three other women, five children, four Indians and a merchant. Correspondence at the Fort indicated that there were also 30 American prisoners of war. All died in the disaster.

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