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Porcupine

5871
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.6.1776BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold17.1.1788BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Keel54' 0"Imperial Feet16.4592 
Breadth23' 7"Imperial Feet7.0697 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthenc160Tons BM 

Armament


6.1776Broadside Weight = 36 Imperial Pound ( 16.3264 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck16 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.177680 BWAS-1714

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1776 - 25.2.1776Lieutenant
Francis L'MontaisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1780
Transfered ADM 6/21/252
BWAS-1714
10.7.1776 - 27.3.1777Lieutenant
James CotesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1793
Transfered ADM 6/21/229
Issued by
Clark GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1782
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 11.11.1776
BWAS-1714
27.3.1777 - 26.5.1778Commander
Thomas CadoganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1782
BWAS-1714
26.5.1778 - 1.4.1779Commander
Charles Edmund NugentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1833
Transfered ADM 6/21/574
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 21.6.1779
ADM 6/21
1.4.1779 - 21.10.1779Commander
John PakenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1805
ADM 6/22/70
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 24.12.1779
ref:822
22.10.1779 - 18.6.1781Commander
Benjamin HulkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1791
Transfered ADM 6/22/504
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 15.8.1782
ADM 6/22
18.6.1781 - 29.6.1782Commander
John AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/22/394
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 3.1.1782
ADM 6/22
29.6.1782 - 15.8.1782Commander
Francis WoolridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1796
ADM 6/23/64
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 8.5.1783
ADM 6/23
14.6.1783 - 1.12.1787Commander
Herbert SawyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1825
ADM 6/23/270
Issued by
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 21.2.1785
ADM 6/23
1.12.1787 - 31.12.1788Commander
Robert WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1776Purchased at Jamaica - Greater Antilles BWAS-1714
15.9.1779Capture of Omoa


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Possibly a schooner Lady Keith

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Steve Bacon on Sunday 13th of September 2020 12:22

HM schooner Porcupine captured CN sloop Hornet 27 April 1777 (NDAR VIII, p. 460). The summary gives some dimensions for Hornet.

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