Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.6.1729BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSalamander Class
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck83' 0"Imperial Feet25.2984 
Length of Keel65' 4"Imperial Feet19.8323 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen262 7694Tons BM 


3.9.1730Broadside 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

12 Commanding Officers

29.7.1730 - 27.7.1738CommanderJohn Oliphant (d.1743) ADM 6/15/56BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 8.12.1738CommanderMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/15/135BWAS-17147.6.1739 - 25.10.1739CommanderMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1526.10.1739 - 1.2.1739/40CommanderRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 6/16/230BWAS-17142.2.1739/40 - 18.5.1741CommanderEdward Allen (d.1744) ADM 6/16/119
Commission confirmed 26.11.1742
ADM 6/16
25.5.1741 - 25.5.1743CommanderWilliam Marsh (d.1765) ADM 6/15/490
Commission confirmed 26.12.1741
3.6.1743 - 19.8.1744CommanderGeorge Edgcumbe (1720-1795) ADM 6/17/202
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 19.2.1746/47
19.8.1744 - 11.1.1744/45CommanderHenry Marsh (d.1772) ADM 6/17/59
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 8.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
12.1.1744/45 - 16.10.1745CommanderJohn Loving (c.1709-1785)BWAS-171416.10.1745 - 18.12.1746CommanderCharles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/17/417
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 2.12.1748
18.12.1746 - 16.8.1748CommanderWilliam Martin (c.1724-1766) ADM 6/17/421
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 9.12.1748
16.8.1748 - 7.11.1748CommanderEdmund Turner ADM 6/17/393
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 25.10.1748
ADM 6/17

8 Commissioned Officers

18.3.1733/34 - 4.1.1737/38LieutenantJohn Seymour (d.1737/38) ADM 6/15/176ADM 6/145.1.1737/38 - 13.7.1738LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/15/93ADM 6/158.6.1739 - 13.8.1739LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1742) ADM 6/16/181ADM 6/1514.8.1739 - 16.5.1740LieutenantJohn Gordon (d.c.1744) ADM 6/16/211ADM 6/1518.5.1741 - 7.2.1741/42LieutenantRobert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/491
Commission confirmed 26.12.1741
ADM 6/15
3.4.1742 - 6.8.1742LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/16/38ADM 6/166.8.1742 - 27.8.1743LieutenantHenry John Phillips (1718-1762) ADM 6/16/428
Commission confirmed 21.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16
9.12.1747 - 7.11.1748LieutenantWilliam Dumaresque (c.1720-1813) ADM 6/17/403
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 8.11.1748
ADM 6/17

Service History

7.6.1729Began building at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1730Commissioned as a sloop for the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.8.1730Completed building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4434.13.5dBWAS-1714
4.8.1730Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.9.1730Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1737Paid off?BWAS-1714
7.1738Recommissioned for Home WatersBWAS-1714
7.1738Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1738Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1610.9.0dBWAS-1714
8.12.1738Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1739Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1739Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.3.1739/40Attack on ChagresBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
7.1742At NaplesBWAS-1714
7.11.1748Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
23.12.1748Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
9.2.1748/49Sold at Woolwich for £181BWAS-1714


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 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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