Sapphire

6431
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.7.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1756BWAS-1714
Launched22.6.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.3.1758
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold11.3.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 3"Imperial Feet37.7984 
Length of Keel100' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet30.4864 
Breadth35' 9 ⅞"Imperial Feet10.6902 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen686 1494Tons BM 

Armament


6.1758Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1758210 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.3.1758 - 21.3.1758CaptainEdward Clark (d.1764) ADM 6/19/30ADM 6/1821.3.1758 - 3.1763CaptainJohn Strachan (d.1777) ADM 6/18/496BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1756Began rebuilding at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.6.1758Completed rebuilding at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £10703.5.2dBWAS-1714
1.2.1759Took the Privateer Le Saint Michel
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
1760In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1761Stationed off Le HavreBWAS-1714
11.2.1761Took the Privateer Le Saint Claude
3.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
11.3.1784Sold at Sheerness for £200BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Juan Carlos on Monday 10th of February 2014 09:22

According to the NMM Caird Library
Captain John Carter Allen commanded her between May 1758 and Jul 1759

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