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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.10.1775BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1775BWAS-1714
Named17.11.1775BWAS-1714
Launched6.4.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.4.1776
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward GreavesBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked16.6.1778BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 9 ½"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Length of Keel79' 3 ½"Imperial Feet24.0919 
Breadth26' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet7.9312 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen306 494Tons BM 

Armament


6.4.1776Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1776 - 11.10.1776CommanderWilliam Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 6/21/179BWAS-171411.10.1776 - 16.6.1778CommanderThomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799) ADM 6/21/221BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1775Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
6.4.1776Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £2850.8.1dBWAS-1714
24.4.1776Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
15.6.1776Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2563.7.6dBWAS-1714
25.7.1776Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
16.6.1778Wrecked on the rocks off Cape Race, NewfoundlandBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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