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Porcupine

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named15.9.1746BWAS-1714
Acquired20.9.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.9.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Constructor
James TaylorBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold31.3.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet28.6576 
Length of Keel76' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet23.187 
Breadth27' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet8.2455 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Burthen313 7594Tons BM 

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.9.1746 - 24.12.1746Commander
Augustus John HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
ADM 6/17/153
BWAS-1714
24.12.1746 - 23.5.1748Commander
George TindallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1763
ADM 6/17/183
BWAS-1714
23.5.1748 - 22.1.1748/49Commander
George BlanckleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1750
ADM 3/17/358
BWAS-1714
3.5.1750 - 7.10.1755Commander
John FergusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1763
Transfered ADM 6/17/517
BWAS-1714
1.11.1755 - 4.4.1757Commander
Alexander CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1758
Transfered ADM 6/18/207
BWAS-1714
4.4.1757 - 16.11.1757Commander
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1762
ADM 6/18/379
ADM 6/18
16.11.1757 - 21.8.1758Commander
Broderick HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1784
ADM 6/18/453
BWAS-1714
21.8.1758 - 22.9.1759Commander
George HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/18/532
BWAS-1714
22.9.1759 - 3.7.1760Commander
John MacartneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1781
ADM 6/19/226
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773

Confirmed 31.12.1760
BWAS-1714
3.7.1760 - 22.2.1763Commander
James HarmoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1763
ADM 6/19/468
Issued by , North America
Confirmed 4.3.1763
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1748 - 22.1.1748/49Lieutenant
James CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1750
ADM 3/17/350
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.8.1757 - 29.9.1758Acting Master
Daniel DisneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1778
Transfered ADM 107/5/212
ADM 107/5

Service History


DateEventSource
20.9.1746building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2417.16.0dBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.11.1746Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1931.4.8dBWAS-1714
3.1.1746/47Took the Privateer
Le Bacquencourt 1747-1747
French Privateer
in the Channel

4.1747In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
24.6.1747Took the Privateer
La Comtesse de Gênes 1747-1747
French Privateer

28.6.1747Took the Privateer
L'Elisabeth 1747-1747
French Privateer

3.1747/48In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.1748/49Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1749Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2273.3.6dBWAS-1714
5.1750RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1755making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1875.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.2.1757Took the Privateer
La Geneviève 1757-1757
French Privateer
in the Channel

22.9.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.1759In the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
22.2.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
31.3.1763Sold at Deptford for £1,215BWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 26th of February 2020 19:50

15 May 1759 to 25 Sept 1759 temporary Commander John Jervis was in command of Porcupine leading transports up the St Lawrence before finally taking command of Scorpion

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