Otter

5653
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.1.1766BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.10.1766BWAS-1714
Launched26.10.1767BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1768
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked25.8.1778BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Length of Keel77' 9 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.4791 
Breadth27' 2"Imperial Feet8.2369 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen395 3294Tons BM 

Armament


26.10.1767Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1768125 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1768 - 24.11.1769CommanderCornthwaite Ommanney (1736-1801) ADM 6/20/194BWAS-171424.11.1769 - 10.1.1771CommanderWilliam Williams (d.1778) ADM 6/20/262BWAS-171410.1.1771 - 11.1773CommanderJohn Morris (d.1776) ADM 6/20/334BWAS-171418.1.1775 - 1.8.1776CommanderMathew Squire (d.1800) ADM 6/21/66BWAS-17141.8.1776 - 4.1778CommanderSamuel Wittewronge Clayton (1734-1795)BWAS-17144.1778 - 25.8.1778LieutenantJohn WrightBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.1.1771 - 11.1773LieutenantRoger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/20/344ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
8.4.1773 - 11.1773SupernumeraryWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
14.10.1766Began building at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
26.10.1767Completed building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6573.19.4dBWAS-1714
26.10.1767Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
13.2.1768Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
30.4.1768Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1.5.1770Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.1773Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1775Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £637.9.3dBWAS-1714
14.3.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
25.8.1778Wrecked near Cape Canaceral, FloridaBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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