Porcupine

5871
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.6.1776
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1776 - 25.2.1776LieutenantFrancis L'Montais ADM 6/21/252BWAS-171410.7.1776 - 1.1777LieutenantJames Cotes (d.1802) ADM 6/21/229
Issued by Clark Gayton (1712-1787), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 11.11.1776
BWAS-1714
3.1777 - 26.5.1778CommanderThomas Cadogan (d.1782)BWAS-171426.5.1778 - 1.4.1779CommanderCharles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844) ADM 6/21/574
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 21.6.1779
ADM 6/21
1.4.1779 - 21.10.1779CommanderJohn Pakenham (1743-1807) ADM 6/22/70
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 24.12.1779
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22.10.1779 - 18.6.1781CommanderBenjamin Hulke (1754-1799) ADM 6/22/504
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 15.8.1782
ADM 6/22
18.6.1781 - 29.6.1782CommanderJohn Aylmer (1759-1841) ADM 6/22/394
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 3.1.1782
ADM 6/22
29.6.1782 - 15.8.1782CommanderFrancis Woolridge (c.1734-1805) ADM 6/23/64
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 8.5.1783
ADM 6/23
14.6.1783 - 1783CommanderHerbert Sawyer (d.1833) ADM 6/23/270
Issued by Joshua Rowley (1734-1790), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 21.2.1785
ADM 6/23
1.12.1787 - 1788CommanderRobert Watson ADM 6/23/440ADM 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

 

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