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6038
Nominal Guns16
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired20.10.1781
How acquiredPurchased on the Stocks
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire
ConstructorJohn Fisher
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up5.1799

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck101' 7"Imperial Feet30.9626 
Length of Keel83 3 ½"Imperial Feet0.0127 
Breadth28' 3 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen354 5894Tons BM 

Armament


8.1781Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1781125EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.8.1781 - 12.1.1783CommanderJacob Waller (d.1798) ADM 6/22/330BWAS-171412.1.1783 - 27.4.1783CommanderThomas Wilson (d.1803): on board from 4.1783 ADM 6/23/12BWAS-171427.4.1783 - 2.8.1787CommanderThomas Wilson (d.1803) ADM 6/23/57ADM 6/232.8.1787 - 1.12.1787CommanderDavid Stow ADM 6/23/408ADM 6/234.12.1787 - 21.9.1790CommanderThomas Foley (1755-1833) ADM 6/23/441BWAS-171414.10.1790 - 29.9.1791CommanderDavid Mackay ADM 6/24/77BWAS-171430.9.1791 - 1.2.1792CommanderDavid Mackay ADM 6/24/138ADM 6/241.2.1792 - 9.6.1792CommanderGeorge Johnstone Hope (1767-1818) ADM 6/24/154ADM 6/247.6.1792 - 30.10.1793CommanderJames Lecky ADM 6/24/166BWAS-171424.6.1794CommanderRichard Worsley ADM 6/25/52ADM 6/254.7.1794CommanderRichard Rudsdell ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794CommanderJohn Eaton ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1789MidshipmanHenry Digby (1770-1842)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
1781Purchased while on the stocksBWAS-1714
8.1781CommissionedBWAS-1714
20.10.1781building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £7643.0.10dBWAS-1714
20.10.1781Began coppering and fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
4.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
5.1782Or later - Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1783Recommissioned for the east cost of Scotland and the Shetlands.BWAS-1714
4.1783Paid OffBWAS-1714
1787Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1787Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
9.1787Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3773.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1791Recommissioned for the North Sea?BWAS-1714
1793Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1799Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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