Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1760BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.2.1761BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBeaver ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by William BatelyBWAS-1714
Constructor Henry BirdBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders

11.2.1761 - 10.7.1761Commander Thomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794) ADM 6/19/277BWAS-171410.7.1761 - 28.1.1762Commander Charles Saxton (c.1732-c.1808) ADM 6/19/328BWAS-171418.2.1762 - 12.4.1762Commander William Hay (c.1734-1801) ADM 6/19/387ADM 6/1912.4.1762 - 24.5.1762CommanderThe Hon. John Ruthven (1743-1771) ADM 6/19/400ADM 6/1924.5.1762 - 25.3.1763Commander William Forster (c.1724-1780) Transfered ADM 6/19/412BWAS-171410.5.1763 - 10.2.1767Commander Thomas Hayward (d.1775) ADM 6/19/495BWAS-17146.8.1767 - 1.3.1769Commander Thomas 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 - 28.5.1771Commander Charles Thompson (1740-1799) ADM 6/20/416
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
25.6.1773 - 14.2.1774Commander William Parker (1740/41-1802) Transfered ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/2018.1.1775 - 11.7.1776Commander William Duddingston (1740-1817) ADM 6/21/66BWAS-171411.7.1776 - 30.4.1777Commander Roger Curtis (1746-1816) ADM 6/21/200BWAS-17142.5.1777 - 11.4.1778Commander Anthony James Pye Molloy (d.1815) ADM 6/21/506
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Confirmed 1.2.1779
ADM 6/21
11.4.1778 - 14.8.1778Commander John Inglis (c.1733-1790)BWAS-17142.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Lieutenant George Croft (d.1780)† Discharged DeadBWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers

2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Boatswain Thomas Harris (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Sailmaker James Parminter (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Gunner William Tramplett (d.1780)BG

4 Petty Officers

2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Mate Francis Fyffe (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Captain's Mate James Croker (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Quarter Gunner P McKewen (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Clerk Thomas Nesbitt (d.1780)BG

15 Crewmen

2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman William Baker (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Lauder Rutherford (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Thomas Smith (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman John Lawlers (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Andrew Buchanan (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Cabel Cornwall (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman John Oakes (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman George Williams (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Thomas O'Hara (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Henry Fudge (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman John Hall (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Mark Short (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Thomas Cross (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Able Seaman Henry Clark (d.1780)BG2.11.1780 - 22.11.1780Captain's Servant William Forsyth (d.1780)BG

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 French
14.8.1778Taken by the 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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