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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1776BWAS-1714
Launched7.6.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardFolkstone - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlert Class (1776)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas FarleyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Wrecked11.10.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck69' 4"Imperial Feet21.0425 
Length of Keel52' 0"Imperial Feet15.8496 
Breadth25' 10"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen184 5594Tons BM 

Armament


7.6.1777Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
14.12.177660Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1777 - 5.1778Lieutenant
Patrick WalshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1778
BWAS-1714
5.1778 - 25.1.1779Lieutenant
Francis John HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1793
BWAS-1714
25.1.1779 - 16.3.1779Commander
Francis John HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1793
BWAS-1714
16.3.1779 - 22.11.1779Commander
William KnellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
ADM 6/21/524
ADM 6/21
23.11.1779 - 5.6.1780Commander
John McLaurinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1782
ADM 6/22/287
Issued by
Gideon JohnstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1781
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 15.5.1781
ADM 6/22
19.6.1780 - 18.8.1781Commander
Peter ClementsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1782
ADM 6/22/322
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 8.8.1781
ADM 6/22
18.8.1781 - 11.10.1781Commander
Philip d'AuvergneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
ADM 6/22/367
Issued by
George JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1787
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 19.11.1781
ADM 6/22

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.6.1780 - 1780Lieutenant
Peter ButtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780
PRO 30/20

Service History


DateEventSource
7.6.1777building at Folkstone - Kent at a cost of £1378.7.5dBWAS-1714
8.8.1777coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1784.11.4dBWAS-1714
25.1.1779Re-registered as a sloopBWAS-1714
3.1779Took the Cutter
Le Frelon (12) 1778-1779
French 12 Gun
Privateer Cutter
ref:692
11.10.1781Wrecked off Trindad Island, BrazilBWAS-1714

 

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