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Pocahontas

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Pacahunta
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
American Privateer sloop 'Pocahontas' (1777) (14) 1777-1780
American 14 Gun
Privateer Sloop
Captured12.9.1780BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardRappahannock River - Virginia - Chesapeake Bay BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.10.1780Commander
John RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/22/472
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 22.5.1782
ADM 6/22
14.10.1780 - 2.5.1781Commander
Edward Tyrrel SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1812
ADM 6/22/307
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 3.7.1781
ADM 6/22
1781Commander
John Davall BurrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1782
BWAS-1714
28.11.1781 - 12.1781Commander
Isaac CoffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/22/504
Issued by
Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
, North America
Confirmed 15.8.1782
ADM 6/22
1.1782 - 13.6.1782Commander
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
BWAS-1714
13.6.1782 - 7.1782Commander
Davidge GouldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
ADM 6/22/554
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
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

 

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