Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down24.3.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLadd's Shipbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSprightly ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Ladd (d.1790)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Last known1804BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck67' 0"Imperial Feet20.4216 
Length of Keel48' 8"Imperial Feet14.6558 
Breadth24' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet7.3343 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen152 4694Tons BM 


3.8.1778Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1633 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
14.12.177650Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

15.10.1778 - 30.8.1779LieutenantWalter Long (c.1735-c.1782)BWAS-17147.1.1782 - 28.4.1783LieutenantCharles Cunningham Crooke (c.1739-1806)BWAS-17143.1786 - 30.11.1787LieutenantJohn WilbyBWAS-17141.12.1788 - 1788CaptainHenry Nicholls ADM 6/23/507
Issued by Alan Gardner (1742-1809), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 5.2.1789
ADM 6/23
22.5.1791 - 15.5.1792LieutenantGeorge Younghusband (c.1732-1792)BWAS-17145.1792 - 7.1793LieutenantGrosvenor Winkworth (d.1802)BWAS-17147.1793 - 4.1796LieutenantEdward Bayntun Prideaux (d.1797)BWAS-17144.1796 - 1801LieutenantGeorge RaperBWAS-17141802 - 1804LieutenantCharles BoyesBWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer

1797 - 1799MidshipmanCharles Anthony (1777-1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman

1.1799 - 11.1799UnknownWilliam Bowers (1784-1845)NBD1849

Service History

24.3.1778Began building at Ladd's Shipbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
3.8.1778Completed building at Ladd's Shipbuilders - Dover at a cost of £1180.9.7dBWAS-1714
3.8.1778Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1778Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
15.12.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1348.18.2dBWAS-1714

Paid off

1789Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1790Completed refittingBWAS-1714


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 19th of July 2012 05:42

25 Dec 1794 cutter Expedition 10 commander Bayntun Prideaux sent to rescue sloop Fury 16 in Mounts Bay, taking her into Falmouth

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