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Postillion

5913
Nominal Guns18
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1757 - 6.5.1757Commander
Edward GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1763
Transfered ADM 6/18/394
ADM 6/18
c.6.5.1757 - 31.5.1758Commander
William CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1758
Discharged Dead
PROB11
26.9.1758 - 4.6.1759Commander
Robert BarberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/18/540
BWAS-1714
4.6.1759 - 24.6.1759Commander
Walter GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1755
Transfered ADM 6/19/69
ref:676
3.12.1759 - 17.2.1763Commander
Hugh DalrympleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1779
ADM 6/19/116
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1757 - 4.12.1758Lieutenant
John HawkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1761
Transfered ADM 6/18/396
ADM 6/18

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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