Postillion

5913
Nominal Guns18
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer sloop 'Le Duc d'Aiguillon' (1756) (18)
Named5.5.1757
Captured15.4.1757
First Commissioned5.5.1757
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1714
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold3.5.1763

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck97' 1 ½"Imperial Feet29.5783 
Length of Keel78' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet23.7808 
Breadth29' 6 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold13' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen364 4794Tons BM 

Armament


5.1757Broadside Weight = 57.5 Imperial Pound ( 26.0766 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1757120 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1757 - 6.5.1757CommanderEdward Gascoigne (c.1712-1764) ADM 6/18/394ADM 6/18c.6.5.1757 - 31.5.1758CommanderWilliam Cooper (c.1717-bef.1758)PROB1126.9.1758 - 4.6.1759CommanderRobert Barber (c.1731-1782) ADM 6/18/540BWAS-17144.6.1759 - 24.6.1759CommanderWalter Griffith (1727-1779) ADM 6/19/69ref:6763.12.1759 - 17.2.1763CommanderHugh Dalrymple (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/19/116BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
28.4.1757Purchased at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.5.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
28.7.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2929.5.9dBWAS-1714
9.1757Rochefort expeditionBWAS-1714
17.2.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
12.4.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.5.1763Sold at Deptford for £1,625BWAS-1714

 

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