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Scorpion

6502
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.4.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1745BWAS-1714
Named26.6.1746BWAS-1714
Launched8.7.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.6.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin Class (1743)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1696
BWAS-1714
Constructor
James Wyatt & Co.British
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Wrecked23.9.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 2"Imperial Feet27.7876 
Length of Keel74' 11"Imperial Feet22.5616 
Breadth26' 4"Imperial Feet7.9417 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen276 3194Tons BM 

Armament


8.7.1746Broadside 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
1748125 BWAS-1714

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
25.6.1746 - 13.12.1750Commander
Elias BateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1745
ADM 6/17/120
BWAS-1714
13.12.1750 - 25.1.1753Commander
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1753
ADM 6/17/539
BWAS-1714
25.1.1753 - 1.8.1753Lieutenant
William WilkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1755
ADM 107/4/260
ADM 107/4
26.5.1753 - 28.6.1753Commander
John RawlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1757
ADM 6/18/70
ADM 6/18
10.2.1755 - 12.7.1757Commander
Charles WimbletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1757
ADM 6/18/134
BWAS-1714
12.7.1757 - 9.1.1758Commander
Thomas EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1775
ADM 6/18/418
ADM 6/18
9.1.1758 - 12.5.1759Commander
John ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
ADM 6/18/468
BWAS-1714
15.5.1759 - 11.2.1760Commander
John JervisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1806
ADM 6/19/119
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773

Confirmed 19.12.1759
BWAS-1714
11.2.1760 - 24.5.1762Commander
Thomas HallumBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1793
ADM 6/19/135
BWAS-1714
24.5.1762 - 23.9.1762Commander
John HenshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1776
ADM 6/19/412
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1746 - 5.1.1747/48Lieutenant
John MilliganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1783
Transfered ADM 6/17/120
ADM 6/17
2.4.1748 - 23.8.1748Lieutenant
Thomas ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1743-1748
ADM 6/17/340
ADM 6/17
30.9.1748 - 3.12.1751Lieutenant
Littleton HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1751
ADM 6/17/387
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1755 - 4.2.1756Master
Arthur EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1805
ADM 107/4/354
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1745Began building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
8.7.1746Completed building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £2043.10.0dBWAS-1714
15.7.1746Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.9.1746Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1773.9.7dBWAS-1714
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated SloopBWAS-1714
1749West coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
1750In North CarolinaBWAS-1714
12.1750In North CarolinaBWAS-1714
28.6.1753Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18
11.7.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1754Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
27.11.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1755Recommissioned for Shetland Fishery serviceBWAS-1714
3.1755Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3109.0.4dBWAS-1714
1756In the DownsBWAS-1714
1757In the DownsBWAS-1714
26.1.1757Took the Privateer
Le Hardi Mendiant 1757-1757
French Privateer

17.2.1757Took the Privateer
La Favorite 1757-1757
French Privateer

16.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
12.12.1761Took the Privateer
Le Boscawen (10) 1761-1761
French 10 Gun
Privateer
off St Malo

23.9.1762Wrecked off the Isle of Man with the loss of all handsBWAS-1714

 

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