Royal Caroline -> 1749 Peregrine

Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate yacht 'Carolina' (1700) (20)
First Commissioned5.10.1736
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness B028
Designed byof Carmarthen MarquisBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam LeeBWAS-1714
Ship TypeYacht


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck86' 6"Imperial Feet26.2382 
Length of Keel70' 6"Imperial Feet21.4884 
Breadth24' 0"Imperial Feet7.3152 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen216Tons BM 

7 Commanding Officers

5.10.1736 - 6.4.1742CaptainSir Charles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/15/38BWAS-17146.4.1742 - 6.12.1750CaptainCharles Molloy (d.1760) ADM 6/16/40BWAS-17146.12.1750 - 4.5.1753CommanderJohn Vaughan (d.1789) ADM 6/17/538ADM 6/1710.5.1754 - 23.3.1756CommanderSir William Trelawny (c.1722-1772) ADM 6/18/100ADM 6/1826.5.1758 - 21.11.1760CommanderJohn Brookes (c.1721-1791) ADM 6/18/519ADM 6/1821.11.1760 - 20.1.1761CommanderWilliam Hay (d.1801) ADM 6/19/210ADM 6/1923.2.1761 - 28.12.1761CommanderEdward Knowles (1744-1761)† ADM 6/19/284ODNB

2 Warrant Officers

1736 - 4.10.1736MasterJohn Goodwin (d.1755) ADM 6/15/37ADM 6/151740 - 3.2.1739/40SurgeonHenry Swann ADM 6/15/246ADM 6/15

Service History

1739Refitted as a 8 gun Sixth Rate Yacht
1749Renamed PeregrineBWAS-1714
1749Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Sloop EWIKI
4.5.1753Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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