Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down27.1.1751/52BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.2.1753BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFly ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Peirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
Constructor Adam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 0"Imperial Feet22.86 
Length of Keel64' 1 ½"Imperial Feet19.5199 
Breadth20' 4 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Depth in Hold9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward5' 4"Imperial Feet1.6256 
Draught Aft6' 9"Imperial Feet2.0574 
Burthen141 5694Tons BM 


7.10.1752Broadside Weight = 14.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
175250Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders

13.2.1753 - 18.10.1758Commander George Tindall (d.1777) ADM 6/18/59BWAS-17142.6.1760 - 18.1.1762Commander George Douthwaite (c.1717-1766) ADM 6/19/170BWAS-17149.7.1763 - 10.2.1764Commander William Leaver (c.1709-1764) ADM 6/19/519ADM 6/1910.2.1764 - 17.2.1767Commander Thomas Pasley (1734-1808) ADM 6/20/6BWAS-171417.2.1767 - 30.5.1770Captain Charles Leslie (d.1775) ADM 6/20/156BWAS-171430.5.1770 - 3.6.1773Commander James Jones (d.1780) ADM 6/20/279BWAS-17143.6.1773 - 8.3.1776Commander John Henshaw (d.1780) ADM 6/20/498BWAS-17148.3.1776 - 12.9.1776Commander Roger Wills (c.1722-1789) ADM 6/21/167BWAS-171412.9.1776 - 18.6.1778Commander Edward Vernon Yates (c.1729-1801) ADM 6/21/212BWAS-171418.6.1778 - 19.5.1781Commander John Reynolds (d.1793) Transfered ADM 6/21/425BWAS-171428.7.1781 - 30.4.1782Commander Augustus Montgomery (d.1797) ADM 6/22/446
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
ADM 6/22

1 Petty Officer

9.1775 - 1776Midshipman William Bligh (1754-1817)ref:616

Service History

27.1.1752Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.10.1752Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2467.11.9dBWAS-1714
7.10.1752Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1753Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
18.3.1753Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1162.12.7dBWAS-1714
8.5.1757Took the Privateer La Marquise de Galifet
28.12.1758Took the Privateer Le Vendanguer

Paid off

ADM 51
6.1776At CharlestonBWAS-1714
5.1777Off DunkirkBWAS-1714
5.1778In the Downs squadronBWAS-1714
8.1778fitting at Unknown at a cost of £269.18.9dBWAS-1714
11.1780Surveyed at Sheerness and laid upBWAS-1714
30.4.1782Paid offADM 51
16.1.1783Sold at Sheerness for £300BWAS-1714


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