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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured3.7.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Wrecked30.9.1782BWAS-1714

Armament


8.1780Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.178055EstablishmentBWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1780 - 16.9.1780LieutenantValentine Edwards (d.1799) ADM 6/22/215
Issued by Richard Edwards (1715-1795), Newfoundland - Canada
Commission confirmed 20.12.1780
ADM 6/22
16.9.1780 - 25.10.1781LieutenantSamuel Arthur (d.1792) ADM 6/22/284
Issued by Richard Edwards (1715-1795), Newfoundland - Canada
Commission confirmed 7.5.1781
ADM 6/22
25.10.1781 - 30.9.1782LieutenantCharles Anderson (d.1782)† ADM 6/22/395
Issued by Richard Edwards (1715-1795), Newfoundland - Canada
Commission confirmed 8.1.1782
BWAS-1714
1782 - 1783LieutenantJohn TuckerBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.7.1780American mercantile Pallas captured off Newfoundland by Portland (50) BWAS-1714
18.7.1780Purchased in NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
30.9.1782Wrecked in Newfoundland with no survivorsBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
 

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