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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1745/46BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1746BWAS-1714
Named19.12.1746BWAS-1714
Launched19.12.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn QuallettBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Sold15.2.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 0"Imperial Feet27.7368 
Length of Keel74' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet22.5647 
Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold12' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Burthen269 6094Tons BM 

Armament


19.12.1746Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1746 - 1.7.1752CommanderJohn Knight (c.1712-1788) ADM 6/17/167BWAS-171423.4.1753 - 28.10.1755CommanderChristopher Hill (c.1716-1778) ADM 6/18/67BWAS-171423.8.1756 - 28.3.1757CaptainPenhallow Cuming (c.1715-?)BWAS-171425.10.1757 - 10.1.1759CommanderWalter Stirling (1718-1786) ADM 6/18/448ADM 6/1822.2.1759 - 6.1.1760CommanderGeorge Stancombe (c.1714-?) ADM 6/19/39BWAS-17146.1.1760 - 6.4.1761CommanderRichard Brathwaite (c.1728-1805) ADM 6/19/332
Issued by Thomas Brodrick (1704-1769), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 27.7.1761
BWAS-1714
6.4.1761 - 11.12.1762CommanderMichael Kearny (d.1797) ADM 6/19/453
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Commission confirmed 10.12.1762
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1746 - 1.7.1752LieutenantJames Worth (c.1722-?) ADM 6/17/167ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
14.2.1746/47 - 25.11.1747MasterJohn Valentine (c.1725-1761) ADM 107/5/19ADM 107/518.12.1758 - 12.5.1759MasterGeorge Teer (d.1789)IPC

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1746Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
19.12.1746Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2371.16.0dBWAS-1714
19.12.1746Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.2.1746/47Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1984.17.3dBWAS-1714
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Sloop BWAS-1714
28.6.1748

Undocked at Sheerness Dockyard

ADM 106
5.1749Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1750rebuilding at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1751Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
3.3.1752

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
1.7.1752

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1753Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1753Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2474.12.8dBWAS-1714
10.1757Arrived at SheernessBWAS-1714
6.1758Operations against St Malo, Cherbourg and St CasBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
19.10.1758

Sailed for the African coast

BWAS-1714
29.12.1758Capture of Goree
1.4.1759Sailed for the Newfoundland FisheriesBWAS-1714
1760At GibraltarBWAS-1714
11.12.1762

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1.1763Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
15.2.1763Sold at Deptford for £1,210BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
16.10.1758-1.3.1759Expedition against Île de GoréeAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) 
 

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