Serpent

6604
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.1.1788BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1788BWAS-1714
Named9.12.1788BWAS-1714
Launched3.12.1789BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHound ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas PollardBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered9.1806BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel82' 9 ¾Imperial Feet25.0127 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen320 8994Tons BM 

Armament


3.12.1789Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
20.3.1788125Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.3.1790 - 22.11.1790CommanderGeorge Gregory ADM 6/24/20ADM 6/2419.3.1791 - 1.5.1791CommanderJoshua Mulock (d.1805) ADM 6/24/126
Commission confirmed 2.7.1791
ADM 6/24
1.5.1791 - 26.12.1791CommanderWilliam Affleck (d.1794) ADM 6/24/170ADM 6/247.6.1794 - 11.8.1794CommanderJohn William Spranger (d.1822) ADM 6/25/48ADM 6/25

 

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