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): on board from 11.4.1757 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 - 2.12.1762CommanderWilliam 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
13.12.1762

The Woolwich Officers are to lay up the Pluto Fireship for survey. It appears she will require a middling repair and as her frame is French timber, the bottom nailed and more defects could be found when she is opened, propose she is sold and inserted in the next Privy Seal

ADM354
23.12.1762Sold at Portsmouth for £1,305BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


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

 

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