Royal Caroline -> 1749 Peregrine

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


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 - 6.12.1750Captain Charles Molloy (d.1760) ADM 6/16/40BWAS-17146.12.1750 - 4.5.1753Commander John Vaughan (c.1715-1789) ADM 6/17/538ADM 6/1710.5.1754 - 23.3.1756CommanderSir William Trelawny (c.1722-1772) ADM 6/18/100ADM 6/1826.5.1758 - 21.11.1760Commander John Brookes (c.1721-1791) ADM 6/18/519ADM 6/1821.11.1760 - 20.1.1761Commander William Hay (c.1734-1801) ADM 6/19/210ADM 6/1923.2.1761 - 28.12.1761Commander Edward Knowles (c.1742-1761)† ADM 6/19/284ODNB

2 Warrant Officers

1736 - 4.10.1736Master John Goodwin (d.1755) ADM 6/15/37ADM 6/151740 - 3.2.1739/40Surgeon Henry 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 E-WIKI
4.5.1753Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18


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