Pheasant

5777
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'Faisan' (1760) (14)
Named25.5.1761BWAS-1714
Captured4.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.6.1761
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1715
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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
21.5.1761Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £1492.14.1dBWAS-1714
6.6.1761Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
13.8.1761Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2602.1.7dBWAS-1714
10.10.1761Missing presumed foundered with all hands in the ChannelBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
 

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