Raven

6109
Nominal Guns14
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named10.8.1771
Acquired15.5.1771
How acquiredPurchased on the Stocks
ShipyardRotherhithe
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 (d.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) (1713-1778)
Commission confirmed 11.11.1773
BWAS-1714
4.6.1774 - 5.3.1779CommanderJohn Stanhope (d.1800) ADM 6/21/33BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1771Purchased at Rotherhithe at a cost of £2500.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.3.1771Originally named Vesuvius
16.5.1771Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
18.12.1771Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard 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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