Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ship TypeFireship


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck71' 7"Imperial Feet21.8186 
Length of Keel61' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet18.5992 
Breadth22' 10"Imperial Feet6.7056 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Burthen170 8194Tons BM 


6.1740Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.174045 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers

13.4.1741 - 30.9.1741CommanderRobert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/15/409BWAS-17141.10.1741 - 24.10.1742CommanderJames Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/16/463BWAS-171425.10.1742 - 9.10.1743CommanderWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/16/111BWAS-171410.10.1743 - 15.1.1743/44CommanderPatrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/16/227ADM 6/1616.1.1743/44 - 4.4.1744CommanderThomas Innes (d.1749/50) ADM 6/16/260BWAS-17144.5.1744 - 19.2.1744/45CommanderThe Hon. Archibald Stuart (c.1717-1795) ADM 6/16/286BWAS-171420.2.1744/45 - 22.4.1745CommanderThomas Cleland (d.1759) ADM 6/16/445ADM 6/1623.4.1745 - 3.1.1745/46CommanderJohn Reynolds (d.1788) ADM 6/16/470BWAS-17144.1.1745/46 - 18.3.1745/46CommanderRobert Harland (c.1715-1783) ADM 6/16/38BWAS-171419.3.1745/46 - 12.1.1746/47CommanderWarren Belitha (c.1696-1759) ADM 6/17/75BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers

11.12.1739 - 15.9.1740LieutenantSir Edward Le Cras (c.1718-1784) ADM 6/15/240ADM 6/1517.9.1740 - 6.10.1740LieutenantJames Weston ADM 6/15/331ADM 6/157.10.1740 - 15.1.1740/41LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/348ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 17.11.1741LieutenantAlexander Brodie (d.1750) ADM 6/15/370ADM 6/158.9.1742 - 27.10.1742LieutenantEdward Oaker (d.c.1745) ADM 6/16/96ADM 6/1628.10.1742 - 28.1.1742/43LieutenantDennis Every (c.1710-1777) ADM 6/16/112ADM 6/1614.6.1743 - 25.8.1743LieutenantWilliam Woodburn ADM 6/16/187ADM 6/167.6.1744 - 14.12.1744LieutenantGeorge Sellers (d.1748) ADM 6/15/318ADM 6/165.11.1745 - 31.12.1745LieutenantAndrew Dishington (c.1714-1780) ADM 6/17/18ADM 6/1711.1.1745/46 - 1.8.1746LieutenantCharles Stuart ADM 6/17/42ADM 6/17

Service History

28.9.1739Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £811.11.10dBWAS-1714
30.9.1739Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
27.2.1739/40Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2013.4.7dBWAS-1714
10.1741Commissioned for Channel convoysBWAS-1714
1.1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Lorient Operations
28.10.1746Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
12.1.1746/47Paid offADM 51
24.2.1746/47Sold at Deptford for £399BWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Scipio purchased from Mr Robert Jones


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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