Expedition

5941
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.3.1778BWAS-1714
Launched3.8.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLadd's Shipbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSprightly ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Henry Ladd (d.1790)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Last known1804BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.10.1778 - 30.8.1779Lieutenant Walter Long (c.1735-c.1782)BWAS-17147.1.1782 - 28.4.1783Lieutenant Charles Cunningham Crooke (c.1739-1806)BWAS-17143.1786 - 30.11.1787Lieutenant John WilbyBWAS-17141.12.1788 - 1788Captain Henry Nicholls ADM 6/23/507
Issued by Alan Gardner (1742-1809), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 5.2.1789
ADM 6/23
22.5.1791 - 15.5.1792Lieutenant George Younghusband (c.1732-1792)BWAS-17145.1792 - 7.1793Lieutenant Grosvenor Winkworth (d.1802)BWAS-17147.1793 - 4.1796Lieutenant Edward Bayntun Prideaux (d.1797)BWAS-17144.1796 - 1799Lieutenant George Raper (d.1799)† Discharged DeadBWAS-17141802 - 1804Lieutenant Charles BoyesBWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1797 - 1799Midshipman Charles Anthony (1777-1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1799 - 11.1799Unknown William Bowers (1784-1845)NBD1849

Service History


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

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Dennis Quinton on Saturday 31st of October 2020 15:32

Thanks. Cy I have a copy of his will which was dated 18 February 1782. He actually was killed aboard HMS Ardent on 11 April 1794 when it blew up off Villefranche with no survivors. Sad end.


Posted by Cy on Saturday 31st of October 2020 09:40

The list above covers only lieutenant's commanding the cutter. In the Royal Navy the master, or sailing master, was a senior warrant officer in charge of navigation, not, except in rare cases, the commmanding officer.
There is a will in the nartional archives which also mentions Henry Quinton as master of the Expedition, however I currently have no details of when.


Posted by Dennis Quinton on Friday 30th of October 2020 17:25

Henry Quinton according to his marriage was Master of the Cutter Expedition in 1781. Not shown in info above which jumps from 1779 tom1782. Any info would be appreciated.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 19th of July 2012 19:04

3 May 1794 cutter Expedition 10 commander Bayntun Prideaux cruises from Fowey


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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