Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.7.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned31.8.1732BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigKetchBWAS-1714


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 


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

31.8.1732 - 20.7.1739Captain and Master Richard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/15/120BWAS-171413.6.1740 - 11.7.1740Commander Thomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/15/298BWAS-171411.7.1740 - 21.1.1740/41Commander Henry Swaysland (d.1757) ADM 6/15/307BWAS-171422.1.1740/41 - 31.1.1742/43Commander Samuel Goddard (d.1762) ADM 6/16/372BWAS-17141.2.1742/43 - 17.7.1744Commander Blumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 6/16/143BWAS-171418.7.1744 - 2.4.1745Commander Robert Hughes (c.1716-1774) ADM 6/16/342ADM 6/162.4.1745 - 30.4.1745Commander Richard Jasper (d.1761) Transfered ADM 6/17/63
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 13.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
1.5.1745 - 22.1.1745/46Commander Blumfield Barradall (d.1749) Transfered ADM 6/17/18
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 8.11.1745
ADM 6/17
29.5.1745 - 16.6.1748Commander Christopher Middleton (d.1770) ADM 6/16/485BWAS-171420.3.1748/49 - 2.10.1752Commander John Falkingham (d.1777) ADM 6/17/450BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers

31.8.1732 - 19.5.1734Lieutenant Henry Dennis (d.1757) Transfered ADM 6/14/120ADM 6/1424.9.1732 - 18.1.1732/33Lieutenant Henry Stewart (d.1746) ADM 6/14/118ADM 6/1419.1.1732/33 - bef.7.6.1733Lieutenant John Jennings (d.bef.1733)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/14/139ADM 6/147.6.1733 - 27.8.1733Lieutenant Francis Withers (d.c.1751) Transfered ADM 6/14/145ADM 6/1428.8.1733 - 27.7.1738Lieutenant Richard Collins (d.1779) Transfered ADM 6/15/151ADM 6/1423.7.1739 - 27.7.1739Lieutenant Francis Mohun (d.1744) ADM 6/15/206ADM 6/158.12.1744 - 1.5.1745Lieutenant Thomas Dunton (c.1715-c.1748) Transfered ADM 3/17/360
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.6.1748
ADM 6/17
1.5.1745 - 7.6.1745Lieutenant Mathew King (c.1707-1749) Transfered ADM 6/17/328
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
ADM 6/17
7.6.1745 - 24.10.1746Lieutenant John Hughes (c.1733-1787) Transfered ADM 6/16/490ADM 6/1617.7.1749 - 29.1.1749/50Lieutenant William Phillips (c.1724-1762) Transfered ADM 6/17/531
Issued by Francis Holburne (1704-1771)
Confirmed 30.8.1750
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

11.4.1749 - 5.2.1751/52Midshipman Extra Robert Jocelyn (d.c.1806) Transfered ADM 6/17/454ADM 6/17

Service History

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

Sailed from Portsmouth carrying dispatches.


Arrived at St Helens.

8.10.1746Took the Privateer L'Oiseau

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
1753repairs at UnknownBWAS-1714
4.11.1755Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
2.12.1755Sold at Deptford for £211BWAS-1714


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