Ranger

6078
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.1.1751/52BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down27.1.1751/52BWAS-1714
Named20.2.1751/52BWAS-1714
Launched7.10.1752BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.2.1753
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFly Class
Designed byPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow
Sold16.1.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.2.1753 - 18.10.1758CommanderGeorge Tindall (d.1777) ADM 6/18/59BWAS-17142.6.1760 - 1762CommanderGeorge Douthwaite (d.1766) ADM 6/19/170BWAS-17149.7.1763 - 10.2.1764CommanderWilliam Leaver (d.1764) ADM 6/19/519ADM 6/1910.2.1764 - 17.2.1767CommanderThomas Pasley (1734-1808) ADM 6/20/6BWAS-171417.2.1767 - 30.5.1770CaptainCharles Leslie (d.1775) ADM 6/20/156BWAS-171430.5.1770 - 3.6.1773CommanderJames Jones (d.1780) ADM 6/20/279BWAS-17143.6.1773 - 8.3.1776CommanderJohn Henshaw (d.1780) ADM 6/20/498BWAS-17148.3.1776 - 12.9.1776CommanderRoger Wills (d.1789) ADM 6/21/167BWAS-171412.9.1776 - 18.6.1778CommanderEdward Vernon Yates (c.1729-1801) ADM 6/21/212BWAS-171418.6.1778 - 1780CommanderJohn Reynolds (d.1793) ADM 6/21/425BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1775 - 1776MidshipmanWilliam Bligh (1754-1817)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
27.1.1752Began building at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.10.1752Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £2467.11.9dBWAS-1714
7.10.1752Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1753Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
18.3.1753Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £1162.12.7dBWAS-1714
8.5.1757Took the Privateer La Marquise de Galifet
28.12.1758Took the Privateer Le Vendanguer
6.1760RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1762Paid offBWAS-1714
19.4.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
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
16.1.1783Sold at Sheerness for £300BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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