Salamander

6398
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named17.3.1757BWAS-1714
Purchased5.1.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.5.1757BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sold30.12.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 7 ½"Imperial Feet26.8351 
Length of Keel75' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet22.8664 
Breadth25' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet7.6391 
Depth in Hold11' 8 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen252 5194Tons BM 

Armament


3.1757Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1632 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

5.1757Broadside Weight = 35 Imperial Pound ( 15.8728 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

5.1758Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1632 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

8.1761Broadside Weight = 35 Imperial Pound ( 15.8728 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

11.1761Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1632 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.175745 BWAS-1714
5.175790 BWAS-1714
5.175845 BWAS-1714
8.176190 BWAS-1714
11.176145 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.5.1757 - 11.8.1758CommanderJohn Elphinstone (1722-1785) ADM 6/18/402BWAS-17142.3.1759 - 3.12.1762CommanderWilliam Williams (c.1735-1778) ADM 6/19/40BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
12.7.1761 - 27.8.1761SupernumeraryWilliam ForsterLPC

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1.1757Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £1460.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.2.1757Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
14.4.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1757Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Unknown
23.5.1757Ordered fitted as a frigateBWAS-1714
19.7.1757Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3005.9.4dBWAS-1714
5.1758Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
21.5.1758Ordered fitted as a fireshipBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
8.1761fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1761fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.12.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
30.12.1762Sold at Deptford for £1,600BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Applewhite & Frere, purchased from M. Hutchinson

 

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