Port Royal

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'La Comtesse de Maurepas' (1778) (18)
Captured13.10.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.12.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured8.5.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Burthen463Tons BM 

Armament


1779Broadside Weight = 57 Imperial Pound ( 25.8498 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779125 BWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.12.1778 - 3.6.1779Commander Michael John Everitt (d.1779) ADM 6/22/186
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 26.10.1780
ADM 6/22
3.6.1779 - 13.1.1780Commander John Cowling (d.1792) ADM 6/22/218
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 29.12.1780
ADM 6/22
13.1.1780 - 8.5.1781Commander Timothy Kelly (c.1740-1788) ADM 6/22/340
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 17.9.1781
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
18.12.1778Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3500.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1780Commissioned at JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.5.1781Taken by the Spanish at Pensacola

 

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