Pheasant

5777
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'Le Faisan' (1760) (14)
Named25.5.1761BWAS-1714
Captured4.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.6.1761BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1715
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered8.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 7 ½"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Length of Keel90' 6 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.4479 
Breadth24' 7 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen291 4294Tons BM 

Armament


6.1761Broadside Weight = 44.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.181 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.6.1761 - 10.10.1761CommanderThomas Neilson (d.1761)† ADM 6/19/320BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
15.4.1761

John Clevland. The Pheasant French frigate has been surveyed at Portsmouth and opine she is a proper ship to be purchased

ADM354
21.5.1761Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £1492.14.1dBWAS-1714
22.5.1761

John Clevland. Have agreed with the agent to the captors for the purchase of the Pheasant French prize and propose she is established with the number of men and guns listed below. Ask under what name she is to be registered. The Portsmouth Officers informs us she is called La Tourterelle

ADM354
6.6.1761Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.8.1761Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2602.1.7dBWAS-1714
10.10.1761Missing presumed foundered with all hands in the ChannelBWAS-1714

 

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