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Saphire
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Spanish Privateer sloop 'Sovervio' (1745) (10) 1745-1745
Spanish 10 Gun
Privateer Sloop
Captured21.5.1745BWAS-1714
ShipyardBilbao - Biscay BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Foundered15.9.1745BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 6"Imperial Feet23.7935 
Length of Keel63' 6"Imperial Feet19.2532 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold11' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen164 2194Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBG
Burthen150Ton 

Armament


6.1745Broadside Weight = 32.5 Imperial Pound ( 14.739 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1745100EstablishmentBWAS-1714

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
7.6.1745 - 15.9.1745Commander
Mathew SquireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740
† ADM 6/16/490
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.6.1745 - 15.9.1745Lieutenant
William PhillipsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
ADM 6/16/500
ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
6.6.1745Arrived in PortsmouthBWAS-1714
10.6.1745Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £717.3.11dBWAS-1714
14.6.1745Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
25.7.1745Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £623.14.1dBWAS-1714
15.9.1745Lost, presumed foundered with all hands off the coast of IrelandBWAS-1714

 

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