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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 Commissioned10.4.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1776 - 11.10.1776Commander
William ShackerlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1776
ADM 6/21/179
BWAS-1714
11.10.1776 - 16.6.1778Commander
Thomas Lennox FrederickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1799
ADM 6/21/221
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1777Purser
William DawsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ADM 106

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

 

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