Proserpine

5989
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named17.3.1757BWAS-1714
Purchased3.1.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.3.1757BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sold15.2.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck90' 9"Imperial Feet27.6606 
Length of Keel75' 6 ½"Imperial Feet22.8727 
Breadth25' 4 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen252 5194Tons BM 

Armament


3.1757Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1632 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.175745 BWAS-1714

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1757 - 25.11.1757Commander Francis Banks (c.1730-1777) Transfered ADM 6/18/373BWAS-171425.11.1757 - 7.2.1758Commander Lancelot Skynner (d.1760) Transfered ADM 6/18/456ref:59123.2.1758 - 1.12.1758Commander Thomas Warwick (c.1721-1775) ADM 6/18/489BWAS-171414.1.1759 - 4.9.1759CommanderThe Hon. Raby Vane (1736-1769) ADM 6/19/22BWAS-17144.9.1759 - 19.5.1761Commander Robert Keeler (c.1735-c.1811) ADM 6/19/92BWAS-171419.5.1761 - 3.12.1762Commander George Talbot (c.1730-1787) ADM 6/19/316BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.3.1758 - 1758Able Seaman Samuel Bushrod ADM 36/4801/29ADM 36

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1.1757Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £1500.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.1.1757Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
19.3.1757Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
16.6.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1716.0.9dBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
19.9.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
24.12.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.2.1763Sold at Deptford for £2,300BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Maryland Islander Purchased from Henry Bird?

 

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