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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.7.1742BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.8.1742BWAS-1714
Launched30.12.1742BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBaltimore ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn QuallettBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Foundered24.6.1746BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck87' 10 ½"Imperial Feet26.5303 
Length of Keel74' 1"Imperial Feet22.5616 
Breadth25' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold10' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen248 7194Tons BM 

Armament


30.12.1742Broadside Weight = 31.5 Imperial Pound ( 14.2856 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1742110Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.12.1742 - 11.2.1742/43CommanderPeter Toms (d.1763) ADM 6/16/125BWAS-171412.2.1742/43 - 10.6.1744CommanderEdward Spragge (d.1757) ADM 6/16/149BWAS-171411.6.1744 - 18.9.1745CommanderJohn Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 6/16/319BWAS-171419.9.1745 - 24.6.1746CaptainJohn Pitman (d.1746)† ADM 6/17/1BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1.1742/43 - 24.6.1746LieutenantGeorge Beaumont (d.1746)† ADM 6/16/132ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
6.8.1742Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
12.1742Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
30.12.1742Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £1677.10.0dBWAS-1714
30.12.1742Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.2.1742/43Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1737.3.1dBWAS-1714
6.1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1745Commissioned for Scotland and home watersBWAS-1714
27.5.1746Took the Snow La Ressource (8) BG
13.6.1746Took the Privateer Le Petit St-Benoit
14.6.1746Took the Privateer L'Alerte
24.6.1746Capsized and sank in a squall off Beachy headBWAS-1714

 

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