Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.7.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.9.1732
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 7"Imperial Feet25.9436 
Length of Keel69' 1 ½"Imperial Feet21.0439 
Breadth23' 4"Imperial Feet7.0443 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen200 2794Tons BM 


10.1732Broadside Weight = 15 Imperial Pound ( 6.8028 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.173280 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers

14.9.1732 - 15.2.1737/38CommanderJohn Wynnell (c.1674-1759) ADM 6/15/122ADM 6/1415.2.1737/38 - 3.10.1740CommanderThomas Swanton (d.1744) ADM 6/15/96BWAS-17144.10.1740 - 13.5.1741CommanderCharles Long (c.1711-1761) ADM 6/15/346BWAS-171427.7.1741 - 4.9.1741CommanderPeter Toms (d.1763) ADM 6/15/438BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

28.3.1735 - 13.4.1735LieutenantRowland Cotton (d.1739) ADM 6/14/207ADM 6/1428.3.1737 - 3.3.1739/40LieutenantEdward Norris ADM 6/15/54ADM 6/153.8.1741 - 4.9.1741LieutenantPaulett Logan (d.1745) ADM 6/15/440ADM 6/15

Service History

10.7.1732Began building at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.9.1732Completed building at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2705.3.10dBWAS-1714
7.9.1732Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1732Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1714
31.10.1732Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1735In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1738Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1741Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714

Ordered to be sold

4.9.1741Paid offADM 51

Sold at Plymouth for £160



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Posted by Brian on Saturday 6th of February 2016 03:40

December 1740 - An extract of a report of Capt. Peter Toms, Commander of his Majesty's Sloop the Saltash, who was sent by Capt. Reddish, Commander of his Majesty's ship Anglesea to Antigua, to get intelligence of the French men of war at Martinico. On Sunday morning the 19th of October 1740, standing in with Port Stl. Pierre on sun-rise I saw ten sail of ships and one sloop coming out of Port Royal Bay (in Martinico) I stood within a league of the headmost ships, and found them to be French men of war, three of them seemed larger than the rest, which I took to be ships of 70 guns, one of which had a flag at her mizen-top-mast-head, but afterwards struck it; the other seven I took to 50 and 60 gun ship, and I believe none of them less than 50 guns; two of them had pendants at their main-top-mast-head, and one of them had a blue pendant on the fore-top-mast-head; they were becalmed. At 9 o'clock having some wind, the two headmost ships made sail, and with a Jack hoisted to their mizen peaks, hauled down their ensigns. and steered about W. by N. the rest followed them. I made them so plain, that I saw their lower deck ports open to the after-part of their fore-changes and their sides painted with rosin and tallow.

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