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Shark -> 1778 Salamander

6646
Nominal Guns16
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.11.1775
Named17.11.1775
Acquired9.3.1776
First Commissioned12.3.1776
How acquiredPurchased on the Stocks
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold14.8.1783

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 3"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Length of Keel78' 4 ½"Imperial Feet23.7871 
Breadth27' 5"Imperial Feet8.2477 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen313 3494Tons BM 

Armament


3.1776Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

11.1778Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1632 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.3.1776 - 13.7.1778Commander
John ChapmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1784
ADM 6/21/168
BWAS-1714
13.7.1778 - 15.10.1778Commander
David CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
Transfered ADM 6/21/434
ADM 6/21
19.11.1778 - 21.9.1779Commander
James KinneerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1808
ADM 6/21/476
BWAS-1714
21.9.1779 - 14.10.1779Commander
The Hon. Seymour FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ADM 6/22/29
BWAS-1714
14.10.1779 - 15.2.1780Commander
William Henry King O'HaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1789
ADM 6/22/36
ADM 6/22
16.9.1780 - 16.6.1781Commander
Sir Henry Edwin StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
BWAS-1714
13.2.1781 - 14.5.1782Commander
Edward BowaterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1814
Transfered ADM 6/22/405
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 30.1.1782
BWAS-1714
8.11.1781 - 14.4.1782Commander
Richard LucasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1798
ADM 6/23/45
Issued by
Sir Samuel Hood (1st Baronet Hood)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
, North America
Confirmed 4.4.1783
BWAS-1714
15.4.1782 - 1782Commander
James DeaconBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1809
ADM 6/23/85
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 13.6.1783
ADM 6/23

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1782 - 1782Lieutenant
Robert DobbinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
ADM 6/23/62
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 2.5.1783
ADM 6/23

Service History


DateEventSource
9.3.1775building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2973.10.0dBWAS-1714
4.4.1776Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.5.1776Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2557.1.6dBWAS-1714
27.7.1777Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
27.7.1777Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
23.7.1778Renamed SalamanderBWAS-1714
10.1778Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1778Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
5.1779Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2692.18.4dBWAS-1714
3.1780coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1411.17.6dBWAS-1714
28.5.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
14.8.1783Sold at Deptford for £1,180BWAS-1714

 

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