Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.5.1749BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Holland (d.1752)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck74' 6"Imperial Feet22.5933 
Length of Keel61' 6 ½"Imperial Feet18.6055 
Breadth20' 9"Imperial Feet6.3246 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Forward5' 1"Imperial Feet1.5494 
Draught Aft7' 4 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen140 8894Tons BM 


7.1749Broadside Weight = 14.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.174950 BWAS-1714

11 Commanding Officers

26.7.1749 - 7.10.1755CommanderLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/17/484BWAS-17147.10.1755 - 15.6.1756CommanderEdward Barber (d.1762) ADM 6/18/198ADM 6/1821.6.1756 - 1.11.1757CommanderWilliam McCleverty (1725-1779) ADM 6/18/283BWAS-17141.11.1757 - 13.5.1758CommanderJoseph Eastwood (d.1762) ADM 6/18/450ADM 6/1824.8.1762 - 4.4.1763CommanderCharles Hudson (c.1733-1803) ADM 6/19/431BWAS-17144.4.1763 - 6.6.1763CommanderJames Ferguson (1723-1793) ADM 6/19/478ADM 6/196.6.1763 - 20.6.1765CommanderJames O'Hara (d.1790) ADM 6/19/505BWAS-171430.7.1765 - 18.8.1766CommanderJames O'Hara (d.1790) ADM 6/20/84ADM 6/2018.8.1766 - 30.8.1769CommanderWilliam Williams (c.1735-1778) ADM 6/20/133BWAS-171430.8.1769 - 14.11.1770CommanderJames O'Hara (d.1790) ADM 6/20/249ADM 6/2014.11.1770 - 20.12.1770CommanderRichard Toby (c.1717-c.1773) ADM 6/20/314BWAS-1714

Service History

4.5.1749Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.7.1749Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3032.19.2dBWAS-1714
1750West coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
1751West coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
1752Fishery protection dutyBWAS-1714
1753In the North Sea off ScotlandBWAS-1714
6.1756Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
5.4.1760Took the Privateer Le Hasard off the StartBG
3.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
20.12.1770Wrecked on the North Norfolk coastBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
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