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Scourge

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired26.10.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover - New Hampshire BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas AllinBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Wrecked7.11.1795BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck80' 6"Imperial Feet24.5364 
Length of Keel60' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet18.3071 
Breadth26' 11"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Burthen234 194Tons BM 

Armament


14.12.1779Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
14.12.177990 BWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.10.1779 - 2.11.1780Commander
Chichester FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1799
ADM 6/22/40
BWAS-1714
2.11.1780 - 13.5.1781Commander
Charles KnatchbullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1783
ADM 6/22/191
ADM 6/22
13.5.1781 - 1781Commander
Isaac SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1807
ADM 6/22/349
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 9.10.1781
ADM 6/22
1.12.1787 - 16.1.1789Commander
John TriggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1808
Transfered ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
26.8.1789 - 28.9.1790Commander
John FerrierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
Transfered ADM 6/23/541
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 19.11.1790Commander
David RamsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1808
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
19.11.1790 - 19.4.1791Commander
Lord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 24.2.1791Commander
James LeckyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1813
ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
25.2.1791 - 1.11.1791Commander
George BrisacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
ADM 6/24/108
BWAS-1714
2.11.1791 - 23.5.1793Commander
George BrisacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
ADM 6/24/145
ADM 6/24
25.5.1793 - 10.4.1794Commander
Stephen George ChurchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1794
Transfered ADM 6/24/242
BWAS-1714
10.4.1794 - 7.11.1795Commander
William StapBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1797
ADM 6/25/28
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1790 - 3.10.1790Lieutenant
Amherst MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
Thomas GottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24

Service History


DateEventSource
26.10.1779building at Dover - New Hampshire at a cost of £2289.6.2dBWAS-1714
18.11.1779Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.1.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1754.16.6dBWAS-1714
28.12.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1782In the ChannelBWAS-1714
5.1783Paid off into ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
9.1790Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1791Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1595.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1791Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1791Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
13.3.1793Scourge vs Sans Culottes
7.11.1795Bilged on the coast of FrieslandBWAS-1714

 

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