Pearl

5713
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.4.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.4.1743BWAS-1714
Launched29.6.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.5.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn OkillBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold21.6.1759BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel102' 4 ½"Imperial Feet31.1023 
Breadth36' 2"Imperial Feet10.9813 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen712 1394Tons BM 

Armament


29.6.1744Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.5.1744 - 19.2.1744/45CaptainWilliam Fielding (d.1773) ADM 6/16/307BWAS-171420.2.1744/45 - 13.3.1745/46CaptainRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/16/445BWAS-171414.3.1745/46 - 1.9.1749CaptainWilliam Boys (1700-1774) ADM 6/17/72BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1745 - 1.4.1746First LieutenantJames Abercrombie ADM 6/16/535ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
20.10.1745Took the Privateer Le Parfait In the North Sea
4.1746Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1746Arrived in the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1749Returned homeBWAS-1714
1.9.1749Paid off at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 106
11.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.6.1759Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
21.6.1759Sold for £403BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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