Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down23.4.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.8.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBasilisk ClassBWAS-1714
ConstructorElias BirdBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 3"Imperial Feet27.813 
Length of Keel74' 7"Imperial Feet22.5997 
Breadth26' 3"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold10' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet3.0671 
Burthen272 2894Tons BM 
Burthen265 1794Tons BM 


30.8.1740Broadside Weight = 23.5 Imperial Pound ( 10.6576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

7.1741Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
174060Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

29.8.1740 - 6.9.1741CommanderThomas Gregory (d.1747/48) ADM 6/15/326BWAS-17147.9.1741 - 8.10.1742CommanderWilliam Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/15/451BWAS-17149.10.1742 - 27.12.1743CommanderRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 6/16/235
Commission confirmed 2.11.1743
ADM 6/16
1.5.1743 - 18.7.1743CommanderWilliam Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/17/25
Commission confirmed 22.11.1745
ADM 6/17
19.7.1743 - 28.12.1743CommanderJohn Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/17/152
Commission confirmed 16.9.1746
ADM 6/17
28.12.1743 - 18.4.1744CommanderCotton Dent (d.1761) ADM 6/16/499
Commission confirmed 25.6.1745
19.4.1744 - 20.10.1744LieutenantDoulben Hughes ADM 6/16/462
Commission confirmed 6.4.1745
ADM 6/16

1 Commissioned Officer

27.9.1740 - 18.4.1744LieutenantFrancis Nicholls ADM 6/15/338ADM 6/15

Service History

23.4.1740Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
30.8.1740Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £4197.9.10dBWAS-1714
30.8.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.10.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1740Run aboard by a collier in Long ReachBWAS-1714
11.1740repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £295.11.6dBWAS-1714
7.1741fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £521.6.8dBWAS-1714
9.1741At JamaicaBWAS-1714
20.10.1744Wrecked in a hurricane at Port Royal, JamaicaBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
20.10.1744-21.10.1744Jamaica Hurricane, 1744  

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