Pluto

5840
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named4.11.1745BWAS-1714
Purchased21.8.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.11.1745BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold10.9.1747BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet25.9271 
Length of Keel69' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet21.0344 
Breadth26' 11 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen268 3694Tons BM 

Armament


11.1745Broadside Weight = 33 Imperial Pound ( 14.9658 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck2 British 2-Pounder

7.1746Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1745100 BWAS-1714
7.174645 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.11.1745 - 11.7.1746Lieutenant Henry Huish (c.1714-1763) ADM 6/17/16BWAS-171412.7.1746 - 18.7.1746Commander John Cockburne (d.1753) ADM 6/17/127ADM 6/1719.7.1746 - 17.8.1747Commander John Legge (c.1716-1779) ADM 6/17/130BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.7.1746 - 9.2.1746/47Lieutenant William Mackenzie (c.1715-?) ADM 6/17/129ADM 6/179.2.1746/47 - 17.8.1747Lieutenant Adam Scott ADM 6/17/198ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
3.9.1745Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
28.11.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2730.10.0dBWAS-1714
5.1746Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1746Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
7.1746Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £827.13.8dBWAS-1714
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
3.8.1747Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
17.8.1747Paid offADM 51
10.9.1747Sold at Deptford for £306BWAS-1714

 

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