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Shark

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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1732BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.7.1732BWAS-1714
Launched7.9.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned31.8.1732BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigKetchBWAS-1714
Sold2.12.1755BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel63' 0"Imperial Feet19.2024 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold9' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet2.7496 
Burthen201 1394Tons BM 

Armament


1733Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
31.8.1732 - 20.7.1739Captain and Master
Richard SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
ADM 6/15/120
BWAS-1714
13.6.1740 - 11.7.1740Commander
Thomas LimeburnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1750
ADM 6/15/298
BWAS-1714
11.7.1740 - 21.1.1740/41Commander
Henry SwayslandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1756
ADM 6/15/307
BWAS-1714
22.1.1740/41 - 31.1.1742/43Commander
Samuel GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1745
ADM 6/16/372
BWAS-1714
1.2.1742/43 - 17.7.1744Commander
Blumfield BarradallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1747
ADM 6/16/143
BWAS-1714
18.7.1744 - 2.4.1745Commander
Robert HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1770
ADM 6/16/342
ADM 6/16
2.4.1745 - 30.4.1745Commander
Richard JasperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1753
Transfered ADM 6/17/63
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 13.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
1.5.1745 - 22.1.1745/46Commander
Blumfield BarradallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1747
Transfered ADM 6/17/18
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 8.11.1745
ADM 6/17
29.5.1745 - 16.6.1748Commander
Christopher MiddletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1748
ADM 6/16/485
BWAS-1714
20.3.1748/49 - 2.10.1752Commander
John FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1771
ADM 6/17/450
BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.8.1732 - 19.5.1734Lieutenant
Henry DennisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1757
Transfered ADM 6/14/120
ADM 6/14
24.9.1732 - 18.1.1732/33Lieutenant
Henry StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
ADM 6/14/118
ADM 6/14
19.1.1732/33 - bef.7.6.1733Lieutenant
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1728
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/14/139
ADM 6/14
7.6.1733 - 27.8.1733Lieutenant
Francis WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
Transfered ADM 6/14/145
ADM 6/14
28.8.1733 - 27.7.1738Lieutenant
Richard CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1763
Transfered ADM 6/15/151
ADM 6/14
23.7.1739 - 27.7.1739Lieutenant
Francis MohunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1744
ADM 6/15/206
ADM 6/15
8.12.1744 - 1.5.1745Lieutenant
Thomas DuntonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Transfered ADM 3/17/360
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.6.1748
ADM 6/17
1.5.1745 - 7.6.1745Lieutenant
Mathew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1749
Transfered ADM 6/17/328
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
ADM 6/17
7.6.1745 - 24.10.1746Lieutenant
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
Transfered ADM 6/16/490
ADM 6/16
17.7.1749 - 29.1.1749/50Lieutenant
William PhillipsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
Transfered ADM 6/17/531
Issued by
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768

Confirmed 30.8.1750
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.4.1749 - 5.2.1751/52Midshipman Extra
Robert JocelynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1764
Transfered ADM 6/17/454
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
4.7.1732Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.9.1732Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2887.6.10dBWAS-1714
7.9.1732Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
23.9.1732Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1733Commissioned for the BahamasBWAS-1714
20.7.1739Paid offADM 33
9.1739Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1740Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2947.19.2dBWAS-1714
1741Irish SeaBWAS-1714
1743In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1745Coast of Scotland in the AutumnBWAS-1714
3.1.1744/45Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora del Carmen 1745-1745
Spanish Privateer

13.6.1745

Sailed from Portsmouth carrying dispatches.

ref:1025
16.8.1745

Arrived at St Helens.

ref:1025
8.10.1746Took the Privateer
L'Oiseau 1746-1746
French Privateer

16.6.1748

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
5.1749Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
1750In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.10.1752Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18
6.12.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
1753repairs at UnknownBWAS-1714
29.10.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.11.1755Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
2.12.1755Sold at Deptford for £211BWAS-1714

 

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