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6108
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.8.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1744BWAS-1714
Named28.6.1745BWAS-1714
Launched4.7.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.7.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructor Hugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Sold31.3.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 0"Imperial Feet27.7368 
Length of Keel74' 9"Imperial Feet22.6124 
Breadth26' 2 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen273 1094Tons BM 

Armament


1745Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1762Broadside 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
1745110Establishment as a 10-gun sloopBWAS-1714
1748125Establishment as a 14-gun sloopBWAS-1714
176245Establishment as a FireshipBWAS-1714

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.7.1745 - 27.1.1745/46Commander John Lloyd (d.1778) ADM 6/16/504BWAS-171428.1.1745/46 - 1.8.1748Commander Edward Parker (c.1713-1762) ADM 6/17/48BWAS-171416.1.1753 - 4.12.1753Commander Joshua Rowley (1734-1790) ADM 6/18/56BWAS-17144.12.1753 - 11.3.1755Commander John Rawling (c.1730-1757) ADM 6/18/83BWAS-171411.3.1755 - 16.12.1755Commander Wittewronge Taylor (c.1719-1760) ADM 6/18/146BWAS-171416.12.1755 - 6.8.1756Commander Jonathon Russell ADM 6/18/219ADM 6/186.8.1756 - 28.3.1757Commander Thomas Foley (d.1772) ADM 6/18/299ADM 6/1828.3.1757 - 20.7.1757Commander John Bover (1714-1782) ADM 6/18/374BWAS-171420.7.1757 - 22.2.1760Commander William Long (c.1704-1778) ADM 6/18/421BWAS-17141.3.1760 - 8.6.1761Commander Thomas Neilson (d.1761) ADM 6/19/141BWAS-171412.4.1762 - 24.2.1763Commander Alan Gardner (1742-1809) ADM 6/19/400BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.7.1745 - 18.7.1745Lieutenant James Munro (c.1715-?) ADM 6/16/506ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
20.6.1757 - 19.11.1757Master's Mate James Adston (c.1734-1771) ADM 107/5/15ADM 107/5

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1745Commissioned for the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
4.7.1745Began fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
2.10.1745Completed fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £981.8.10dBWAS-1714
1.8.1748Paid off at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 106
5.1749Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1749Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1863.17.7dBWAS-1714
2.1752Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1753RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1753Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1753Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Sloop BWAS-1714
4.1753Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1801.18.9dBWAS-1714
12.1755Off Lundy IslandBWAS-1714
3.1757In the DownsBWAS-1714
1.8.1757Action off Flushing
6.1.1762Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
6.1762Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
31.3.1763Sold at Deptford for £1,225BWAS-1714

 

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