Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.2.1761
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBeaver Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesFrench corvette 'Le Sénégal' (1778) (18)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck97' 0"Imperial Feet29.5656 
Length of Keel80' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet24.4031 
Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Burthen292 1394Tons BM 


24.12.1760Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1760125Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers

11.2.1761 - 10.7.1761CommanderThomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794) ADM 6/19/277BWAS-171410.7.1761 - 28.1.1762CommanderCharles Saxton (c.1732-c.1808) ADM 6/19/328BWAS-171418.2.1762 - 12.4.1762CommanderWilliam Hay (c.1734-1801) ADM 6/19/387ADM 6/1912.4.1762 - 24.5.1762CommanderThe Hon. John Ruthven (c.1739-1771) ADM 6/19/400ADM 6/1924.5.1762 - 25.3.1763CommanderWilliam Forster (c.1724-1780) ADM 6/19/412BWAS-171410.5.1763 - 10.2.1767CommanderThomas Hayward (d.1775) ADM 6/19/495BWAS-17146.8.1767 - 1.3.1769CommanderThomas Cookson (c.1711-1775) ADM 6/20/176BWAS-17141.3.1769 - 14.2.1771CommanderSir Thomas Rich (5th Baronet Rich) (1733-1803) ADM 6/20/230BWAS-171414.2.1771 - 28.5.1771CommanderCharles Thompson (1740-1799) ADM 6/20/416
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
25.6.1773 - 14.2.1774CommanderWilliam Parker (1740/41-1802) ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/2018.1.1775 - 11.7.1776CommanderWilliam Duddingston (1740-1817) ADM 6/21/66BWAS-171411.7.1776 - 30.4.1777CommanderRoger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/21/200BWAS-17142.5.1777 - 11.4.1778CommanderAnthony James Pye Molloy (d.1815) ADM 6/21/506
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 1.2.1779
ADM 6/21
11.4.1778 - 14.8.1778CommanderJohn Inglis (c.1733-1790)BWAS-17142.11.1780 - 22.11.1780LieutenantGeorge Croft (d.1780)BWAS-1714

Service History

5.1760Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
24.12.1760Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2547.13.4dBWAS-1714
24.12.1760Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
30.4.1761Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2739.15.11dBWAS-1714
1762Basque RoadsBWAS-1714

Paid off

21.8.1763Sailed for the St LawrenceBWAS-1714

Paid off

3.1767Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1767Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2427.14.11dBWAS-1714
9.10.1767Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
3.1769At BostonBWAS-1714

Paid off

7.1773Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1774Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1710.4.6dBWAS-1714
16.4.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.7.1776Staten Island Landings
14.8.1778Taken by the Frenchthe French by d'Estaing's fleet
2.11.1780Retaken off the Gambia and recommissionedBWAS-1714
22.11.1780Exploded while refitting with the loss of all handsBWAS-1714


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Posted by Madick Gueye on Saturday 1st of July 2017 22:08

I am student at maritime archaeology in Sénégal. Ineed some informations for the ship Senegal

Posted by Brian on Saturday 19th of July 2014 21:20

London Gazette, 2 Dec. 1777
Admiralty Office. Prizes taken by the Senegal.
June 13. Schooner, imagined to be bound from Salem to Virginia, taken off Smith's Island, burnt in ballast.
June 19. Schooner form Salem to Virginia taken off Smith's Island, burnt in ballast.
June 27. Lydia schooner,from Boston to Virginia taken off Smith's Island, burnt, with 4 hogheads of Rum.
June 30. Clara schooner, William Card, master and owner, from Boston to Virginia, taken off Cape Charles, burnt, with 6 hogsheads of sugar.
July 10. Lee sloop, Richard March master, from Virginia to Martinique, taken off Cape Henry, sent to New York, with tobacco, flour &.
July 10. Fanny schooner, Benjamin Culverius master, from Virginia to Curacoa, taken off Cape Henry, sent to New York, with flour, tobacco &.

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