Raleigh -> 1771 Adventure

Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned28.11.1771BWAS-1714
ShipyardWhitby - Yorkshire BWAS-1714
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeDiscovery Vessel BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck99' 3"Imperial Feet30.1837 
Length of Keel76' 9 ½"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen336 4194Tons BM 


11.1771Broadside Weight = 22 Imperial Pound ( 9.9772 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.177180 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

28.11.1771 - 19.11.1772CommanderTobias Furneaux (1735-1781) ADM 6/20/415BWAS-17148.3.1775 - 24.11.1777LieutenantJohn Hallum (c.1739-c.1792)BWAS-171424.11.1777 - 29.2.1780LieutenantHugh Tonken (d.1793) ADM 6/21/508
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 9.2.1779
ADM 6/21

Service History

11.1771Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
25.12.1771Renamed AdventureBWAS-1714
4.1772Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5546.13.8dBWAS-1714
13.7.1772Sailed with James Cook (1728-1779) on his second voyageBWAS-1714
8.1774Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1775Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Storeship
3.1775Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1775Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1357.6.2dBWAS-1714
26.6.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.1777At BostonBWAS-1714
1.1779Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1779Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2099.19.1dBWAS-1714
12.1779Arrived at Sheerness and laid upBWAS-1714
7.5.1783Sold at Sheerness for £900BWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Collier Marquis of Rockingham built 1770 at Whitby


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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