Pitt

5825
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased31.1.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.1764BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Foundered5.8.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck58' 8"Imperial Feet17.7038 
Length of Keel44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Breadth20' 8"Imperial Feet6.2992 
Depth in Hold8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Burthen81 894Tons BM 

Armament


4.1764Broadside Weight = 12 Imperial Pound ( 5.4423 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.176430EstablishmentBWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1764 - 12.1765LieutenantJames Neal (c.1725-1782)BWAS-17141.1766 - 5.8.1766LieutenantPhilip Orsbridge (c.1720-1766)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
31.1.1763Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £600.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.2.1763Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
9.5.1763Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £409.18.11dBWAS-1714
4.1764Commissioned for the Plymouth areaBWAS-1714
19.1.1766Sailed for AfricaBWAS-1714
5.8.1766Lost, presumed foundered with all handsBWAS-1714


Sources


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

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