Pocahontas

5855
Pacahunta
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer sloop 'Pocahontas' (1777) (14)
Captured12.9.1780BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1781
ShipyardRappahannock River - Virginia - Chesapeake Bay BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Condemned26.7.1782BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Length of Keel82' 10 ½"Imperial Feet25.0063 
Breadth25' 4"Imperial Feet7.6403 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen283Tons BM 

Armament


1781Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.10.1780CommanderJohn Rodney (1765-1847) ADM 6/22/472
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.5.1782
ADM 6/22
14.10.1780 - 2.5.1781CommanderEdward Tyrrel Smith ADM 6/22/307
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 3.7.1781
ADM 6/22
1781CommanderJohn Davall BurrBWAS-171428.11.1781 - 12.1781CommanderIsaac Coffin (1759-1839) ADM 6/22/504
Issued by Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood) (1724-1816), North America
Commission confirmed 15.8.1782
ADM 6/22
1.1782 - 13.6.1782CommanderAlexander Inglis Cochrane (1758-1832)BWAS-171413.6.1782 - 7.1782CommanderDavidge Gould (1758-1847) ADM 6/22/554
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 13.12.1782
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
2.10.1780Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £1642.12.9dBWAS-1714
29.4.1782At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
26.7.1782Sold at JamaicaBWAS-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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