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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.1.1766BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.10.1766BWAS-1714
Launched26.10.1767BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1768BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1768 - 24.11.1769Commander
Cornthwaite OmmanneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
ADM 6/20/194
BWAS-1714
24.11.1769 - 10.1.1771Commander
William WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1778
ADM 6/20/262
BWAS-1714
10.1.1771 - 26.11.1773Commander
John MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1775
ADM 6/20/334
BWAS-1714
18.1.1775 - 25.8.1778Commander
Mathew SquireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1799
ADM 6/21/66
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.1.1771 - 26.11.1773Lieutenant
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
ADM 6/20/344
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1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
8.4.1773 - 26.11.1773Supernumerary
William CarnegieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1830
NAO

Service History


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

 

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