Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned16.9.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Constructor James TaylorBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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

16.9.1746 - 24.12.1746Commander Augustus John Hervey (1724-1779) ADM 6/17/153BWAS-171424.12.1746 - 23.5.1748Commander George Tindall (d.1777) ADM 6/17/183BWAS-171423.5.1748 - 22.1.1748/49Commander George Blanckley (c.1720-1759) ADM 3/17/358BWAS-17143.5.1750 - 7.10.1755Commander John Ferguson (c.1708-1767) Transfered ADM 6/17/517BWAS-17141.11.1755 - 4.4.1757Commander Alexander Campbell (d.1758) Transfered ADM 6/18/207BWAS-17144.4.1757 - 16.11.1757Commander Robert Man (1720-1762) ADM 6/18/379ADM 6/1816.11.1757 - 21.8.1758Commander Broderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/18/453BWAS-171421.8.1758 - 22.9.1759Commander George Hamilton (c.1725-1760) ADM 6/18/532BWAS-171422.9.1759 - 3.7.1760Commander John Macartney (c.1730-1781) ADM 6/19/226
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Confirmed 31.12.1760
3.7.1760 - 22.2.1763Commander James Harmood (c.1713-bef.1773) ADM 6/19/468
Issued by Lord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross) (1717-1770), North America
Confirmed 4.3.1763

1 Commissioned Officer

5.5.1748 - 22.1.1748/49Lieutenant James Cooke (d.bef.1752) ADM 3/17/350ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

19.8.1757 - 29.9.1758Acting Master Daniel Disney (c.1734-1792) Transfered ADM 107/5/212ADM 107/5

Service History

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 in the Channel
4.1747In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
24.6.1747Took the Privateer La Comtesse de Gênes
28.6.1747Took the Privateer L'Elisabeth
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
1.1755making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1875.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.2.1757Took the Privateer La Geneviève in the Channel
22.9.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.1759In the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana

Paid off

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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