Salamander

6394
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.6.1729BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.7.1730BWAS-1714
Launched4.9.1730BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.7.1730
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSalamander Class
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel
Sold13.3.1743/44BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck83' 10"Imperial Feet25.2984 
Length of Keel65' 6"Imperial Feet19.8425 
Breadth27' 7"Imperial Feet8.255 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen265 894Tons BM 

Armament


4.9.1730Broadside Weight = 19.5 Imperial Pound ( 8.8436 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1739Broadside Weight = 14 Imperial Pound ( 6.3492 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
172960Design Complement
9.173080as a sloopBWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.7.1730 - 25.7.1738CommanderJames Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/15/55BWAS-171426.7.1738 - 13.12.1738CommanderHenry Harrison (d.1759) ADM 6/15/132BWAS-17147.6.1739 - 28.2.1739/40CommanderHenry Harrison (d.1759) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1512.9.1739 - 16.1.1739/40CommanderThomas Rue ADM 6/16/221ADM 6/1517.1.1739/40 - 3.4.1740CommanderEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/16/56
Commission confirmed 19.5.1742
BWAS-1714
4.4.1740 - 6.5.1741CommanderHenry Godsalve (d.1765) ADM 6/16/198
Commission confirmed 14.7.1743
BWAS-1714
17.5.1741 - 26.5.1742CommanderJohn Wickham (d.1763) ADM 6/16/44
Commission confirmed 10.4.1742
BWAS-1714
27.5.1742 - 12.11.1742CommanderMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/16/520
Commission confirmed 29.7.1745
BWAS-1714
13.11.1742 - 15.5.1743CommanderJames Young (1717-1789) ADM 6/16/457
Commission confirmed 19.3.1744/45
BWAS-1714
16.5.1743 - 16.2.1743/44CommanderJohn Phillipson (d.1745) ADM 6/16/232
Commission confirmed 21.10.1743
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.8.1732 - 18.6.1735LieutenantThorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/14/119ADM 6/1413.2.1735/36 - 27.7.1738LieutenantJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/15/7ADM 6/1531.8.1739 - 23.10.1741LieutenantNicholas Cooper (d.1750) ADM 6/15/218ADM 6/1525.10.1740 - 4.11.1740LieutenantRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/16/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1730Commissioned as a sloop for the ChannelBWAS-1714
7.7.1730Began building at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.9.1730Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £4209.8.11dBWAS-1714
1737Paid off?BWAS-1714
7.1738RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1738Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1738Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £955.18.7dBWAS-1714
12.1738Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
13.12.1738Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1739Recommissioned and sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1739Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £1239.19.2dBWAS-1714
7.1742At NaplesBWAS-1714
12.1743SurveyedBWAS-1714
14.1.1743/44Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
13.3.1743/44Sold at Deptford for £282BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
 

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