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Nominal GunsLightly ArmedBWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.3.1772BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1772BWAS-1714
Launched8.4.1773BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPort Egmont - Falkland Islands BWAS-1714
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSurvey Vessel BWAS-1714
Broken Up1785BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Length of Keel31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Breadth14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen34 6394Tons BM 

Armament


4.1773Broadside Weight = 2.5 Imperial Pound ( 1.134 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.177350 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1772 - 16.10.1774LieutenantSamuel Wittewronge Clayton (1734-1795)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1772Commissioned at WoolwichBWAS-1714
3.12.1772Shipped to the Falklands in pieces to be assembled thereBWAS-1714
5.1774Taken apartBWAS-1714
10.1774Paid off and returned to WoolwichBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


RigBWAS-1714
Rigged as a cutter

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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