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Thorn

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1777BWAS-1714
Launched17.2.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
James BettsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured25.8.1779BWAS-1714
Becomes
French corvette 'Le Thorn' (1781) (14) 1781-1782
French 14 Gun
Unrated Corvette

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel79' 3"Imperial Feet24.0877 
Breadth26' 11"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen305 3794Tons BM 

Armament


3.1779Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.2.1779 - 22.3.1779Commander
Philip PattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1814
ADM 6/21/505
ADM 6/21
26.3.1779 - 25.8.1779Commander
William WardlawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1782
ADM 6/21/531
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
15.3.1779Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
15.5.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £855.14.8dBWAS-1714
25.8.1779Taken by
Deane (32) 1778-1783
American 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1782 Renamed "Hague"

25.8.1779Taken by
Boston (24) 1776-1780
American 24 Gun
5th Rate Frigate


 

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