Raven

6109
Nominal Guns14
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named10.8.1771
Acquired15.5.1771
How acquiredPurchased on the Stocks
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
Designed byJohn Randall (d.1776)
ConstructorJohn Randall (d.1776)
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold19.7.1780

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck93' 5"Imperial Feet28.3887 
Length of Keel76' 9"Imperial Feet23.2029 
Breadth27' 1 ⅜"Imperial Feet8.2391 
Depth in Hold11' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen300 1294Tons BM 

Armament


1771Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1771 - 7.4.1772CommanderEdward Thompson (c.1737-1787) ADM 6/20/399ADM 6/207.4.1772 - 4.6.1774CommanderWilliam Affleck (1740-1791) ADM 6/20/527
Issued by Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's) (c.1713-1778), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 11.11.1773
BWAS-1714
4.6.1774 - 5.3.1779CommanderJohn Stanhope (c.1744-1800) ADM 6/21/33BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1771Purchased at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2500.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.3.1771Originally named Vesuvius
16.5.1771Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
18.12.1771Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3379.0.7dBWAS-1714
27.1.1772Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.7.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1778Paid OffBWAS-1714
19.7.1780Sold at New YorkBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
 

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