Shark

6644
Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.10.1722BWAS-1714
Launched3.9.1723BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.4.1723B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
Sailing RigSnowB028
Sold3.8.1732B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck69' 2"Imperial Feet21.0368 
Length of Keel54' 8"Imperial Feet16.51 
Breadth20' 8"Imperial Feet6.2992 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen124 1894Tons BM 

Armament


1723Broadside Weight = 16 Imperial Pound ( 7.2561 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
172380 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1723 - 24.10.1728CommanderGeorge Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/13/53BWAS-171425.10.1728 - 1728CommanderFoot Pike ADM 6/14/3ADM 6/141730 - 13.6.1731CommanderCornelius Mitchell (d.1749)BWAS-171414.6.1731 - 5.9.1731CommanderCharles Crauford (d.1745) ADM 6/14/109ADM 6/14

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1723 - 24.10.1728LieutenantJohn Jackson (d.1733) ADM 6/13/53ADM 6/1325.10.1728 - 8.12.1729LieutenantJohn Pocock (d.1732) ADM 6/14/4ADM 6/149.12.1729 - 29.1.1730/31LieutenantWilliam Thomas ADM 6/14/69
Commission confirmed 17.3.1730/31
ADM 6/14
30.1.1730/31 - 5.9.1731LieutenantAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/14/122
Commission confirmed 19.9.1732
ADM 6/14

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1723Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1723Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1391.16.5dBWAS-1714
1724Sailed for VirginiaBWAS-1714
1728Returned homeBWAS-1714
9.1728Began repairs at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1729Completed repairs at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £500.17.0dBWAS-1714
1730At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1731At JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.8.1732Sold for £181BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
 

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