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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.8.1741BWAS-1714
Acquired3.9.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.9.1741
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Burnt to avoid capture18.4.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck89' 0"Imperial Feet27.1272 
Length of Keel71' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet21.6567 
Breadth24' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet7.3311 
Depth in Hold7' 11 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen220 8694Tons BM 

Armament


11.1741Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.174190 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.9.1741 - 18.4.1742CommanderArthur Upton (d.1757) ADM 6/15/447BWAS-171418.12.1742 - 12.2.1742/43CommanderPeter Toms (d.1763) ADM 6/16/125BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.9.1741 - 19.9.1742LieutenantPaulett Logan (d.1745) ADM 6/16/448ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
28.8.1741Purchased at Deptford at a cost of £1623.14.5dBWAS-1714
3.9.1741Began fitting at Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1741For the Straits of GibraltarBWAS-1714
3.11.1741Completed fitting at Deptford BWAS-1714
16.4.1742Ran aground in the Gulf of Cadiz while chasing a Spanish polacreBWAS-1714
18.4.1742Burnt to avoid captureBWAS-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
 

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