Otter

5652
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.1.1741/42BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1742BWAS-1714
Launched19.8.1742BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.8.1742
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassWolf Class
ConstructorJohn BuxtonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold16.6.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 6"Imperial Feet26.8415 
Length of Keel73' 9 ⅜"Imperial Feet22.2599 
Breadth25' 1"Imperial Feet7.6251 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen246 8794Tons BM 

Armament


19.8.1742Broadside Weight = 31 Imperial Pound ( 14.0588 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741110Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.8.1742 - 23.2.1742/43CommanderJohn Gage (d.1743) ADM 6/16/89BWAS-171424.2.1742/43 - 15.4.1743CommanderHenry Stewart (d.1746) ADM 6/16/209
Commission confirmed 16.8.1743
ADM 6/16
24.2.1742/43 - 15.4.1743CommanderEdward Pratten (d.1763) ADM 6/16/206
Commission confirmed 8.8.1743
BWAS-1714
2.6.1743 - 21.6.1743CommanderAbel Smith (d.1756)BWAS-171422.6.1743 - 29.9.1743CommanderWarwick Calmady (1711-1788) ADM 6/17/167
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Barbados
Commission confirmed 27.10.1746
ADM 6/17
22.1.1745/46 - 18.7.1747CommanderWilliam Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/17/47BWAS-171418.7.1747 - 12.1.1747/48CommanderWilliam Lloyd (1725-1796) ADM 6/16/247BWAS-171418.1.1747/48 - bef.10.8.1749CommanderJohn Ballett (d.bef.1749)† ADM 6/17/311BWAS-171411.6.1750 - 1.5.1753CommanderColl McDonald (d.1753) ADM 6/15/8
Issued by Francis Holburne (1704-1771)
Commission confirmed 10.7.1751
BWAS-1714
16.5.1753 - 4.2.1755CommanderSir Edward Le Cras (d.1784) ADM 6/18/69BWAS-171418.2.1755 - 25.6.1756CommanderAlexander Innes (d.1786) ADM 6/18/138BWAS-17141.7.1756 - 1.11.1756CommanderWilliam Tucker (d.1772) ADM 6/18/288ADM 6/181.11.1756 - 17.1.1757CommanderThomas Harrison (1725-1768) ADM 6/18/318BWAS-171417.1.1757 - 26.1.1757CommanderAlexander Irvine (d.1795) ADM 6/18/345ADM 6/1826.1.1757 - 16.5.1758CommanderGeorge Blyte (c.1718-1797) ADM 6/18/348BWAS-171416.5.1758 - 1763CommanderFrancis Davis (c.1720-1770) ADM 6/18/513BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.9.1742 - 3.9.1744LieutenantPaulett Logan (d.1745) ADM 6/16/100ADM 6/1629.2.1747/48 - 1.4.1748LieutenantThomas Gardiner ADM 6/17/325ADM 6/171.4.1748 - 11.6.1750LieutenantThomas Spurling ADM 6/17/339ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1742Began building at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
19.8.1742Completed building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £1793.8.0dBWAS-1714
19.8.1742Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
13.9.1742Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1582.8.7dBWAS-1714
10.1742Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1743At La GuairaBWAS-1714
6.1743In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1746/47Took the Privateer Le Succès
22.6.1747Took the Privateer Le Volontaire (4)
25.6.1747Took the Privateer Le Maréchal de Saxe
10.7.1747Took the Privateer Le Vigilant
1748In the Carolinas and BahamasBWAS-1714
10.1749Sheathed at South CarolinaBWAS-1714
1751In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.9.1751SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1752Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1752Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2147.12.8dBWAS-1714
5.1753RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1753Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1753Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1198.10.2dBWAS-1714
7.1755Off BrestBWAS-1714
1756refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1749.0.4dBWAS-1714
8.2.1756SurveyedBWAS-1714
19.10.1756Took the Privateer La Comtesse de la Marck
8.12.1756Took the Privateer Les Trois Maries
1.3.1757Surveyed and in good conditionBWAS-1714
5.1758RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
26.5.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
16.6.1763Sold at Deptford for £810BWAS-1714

 

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