Phaeton

5774
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased14.9.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.3.1739/40BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sold22.7.1743BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck84' 1"Imperial Feet25.6096 
Length of Keel64' 4 ½"Imperial Feet19.5199 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen214 1194Tons BM 

Armament


5.1740Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1739/40 - 27.4.1740CommanderL'Estrange Mordaunt (d.c.1751) ADM 6/15/252ADM 6/1528.4.1740 - 11.6.1741CommanderSilvester Kennedy (d.1756) ADM 6/15/281BWAS-171412.6.1741 - 14.10.1741CommanderCharles Steevens (1705-1761) ADM 6/16/166ODNB15.10.1741 - 27.3.1743CommanderThomas Sturton (d.1754) ADM 6/16/150
Commission confirmed 19.2.1742/43
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1740 - 13.8.1741LieutenantBenjamin Almes (c.1715-1746) ADM 6/15/351
Commission confirmed 15.10.1740
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 18.6.1741LieutenantRichard Walden (c.1715-1744) ADM 6/15/338ADM 6/154.10.1742 - 13.10.1742LieutenantRt Hon. Thomas Bertie (1720-1749) ADM 6/16/176
Commission confirmed 2.5.1743
ADM 6/16
14.10.1742 - 8.5.1743LieutenantWilliam Birch (d.c.1749) ADM 6/16/150ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
14.9.1739Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £859.9.4dBWAS-1714
16.9.1739Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.5.1740Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2069.8.9dBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
7.1741Operations against Santiago
5.1743SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.6.1743Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
22.7.1743Sold at Deptford for £101BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Poole purchased form Mr Chauncey Townsend

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
 

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