Pluto

5841
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named17.3.1757BWAS-1714
Purchased31.12.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.3.1757BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sold23.12.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck86' 3"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Length of Keel67' 10 ⅜"Imperial Feet20.4311 
Breadth27' 4 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Burthen270 4894Tons BM 

Armament


4.1757Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.175745 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1757 - 28.3.1757CommanderJohn Bover (1714-1782) ADM 6/18/373ADM 6/184.4.1757 - 29.9.1757CommanderJohn Lindsay (1737-1788) ADM 6/18/380BWAS-171429.9.1757 - 7.4.1758CommanderJames Hume (c.1717-1758)† ADM 6/18/441BWAS-171419.4.1758 - 21.11.1761CommanderJames Johnston (c.1711-1780) ADM 6/18/503BWAS-171421.11.1761 - bef.23.12.1762CommanderWilliam Allen (1728-1804) ADM 6/19/365BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
31.12.1756Purchased at a cost of £1000.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3996.2.1dBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
23.12.1762Sold at Portsmouth for £1,305BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile New Concord purchased from Mr M. Hutchinson

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
 

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