Rover

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer sloop 'Cumberland' (1777) (20)
Captured27.1.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured13.9.1780BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench corvette 'lE Rover' (1780) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel76' 5"Imperial Feet23.186 
Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen208 7894Tons BM 

Armament


1.1779Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1779 - 21.7.1779CommanderSir George Home (7th Baronet of Blackadder) (1740-1803) ADM 6/22/48
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 10.11.1779
BWAS-1714
21.7.1779 - 16.6.1780CommanderJohn Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817) ADM 6/22/50
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 17.11.1779
BWAS-1714
16.6.1780 - 31.1.1780CommanderHenry Savage (d.1823) ADM 6/22/321
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.8.1781
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
2.4.1779Purchased at UnknownBWAS-1714
13.9.1780Taken by La Junon (32) off Trinidad


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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