Placentia

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Nominal GunsLightly ArmedBWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.1789BWAS-1714
Launched1789BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNewfoundland Colony - Canada BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPlacentia ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
Constructor& Stuart JefferyBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Wrecked8.5.1794BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck44' 7"Imperial Feet13.4557 
Length of Keel35' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet10.6839 
Breadth15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Depth in Hold8' 4"Imperial Feet2.54 
Burthen42 3394Tons BM 

Armament


10.1789Broadside Weight = 1 Imperial Pound ( 0.4536 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.178930EstablishmentBWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.10.1789 - 1792LieutenantPeter Halkett ADM 6/24/11
Issued by Mark Milbanke (1724-1805), Newfoundland - Canada
Commission confirmed 26.11.1789
BWAS-1714
1794 - 8.5.1794LieutenantAlexander Shippard (1771-1841)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1789Commissioned at NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
8.5.1794Wrecked off Marticot Island, NewfoundlandBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



Single masted sloop rigged armed ship

Sources


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

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