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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.10.1775BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1775BWAS-1714
Named17.11.1775BWAS-1714
Launched18.3.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.3.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John & William WellsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold9.1805BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 9 ½"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Length of Keel79' 2"Imperial Feet24.0848 
Breadth26' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet7.9439 
Depth in Hold12' 11"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward7' 4"Imperial Feet2.2352 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen304 5894Tons BM 

Armament


18.3.1776Broadside 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

1780Broadside 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

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1776 - 13.6.1776Commander
George YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1808
Transfered ADM 6/21/169
ADM 6/21
13.6.1776 - 14.11.1778Commander
James FeattusBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1778
Dismissed ADM 6/21/195
BWAS-1714
14.11.1778 - 4.11.1780Commander
Hugh LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1780
BWAS-1714
4.11.1780 - 27.11.1780Commander
Morgan LaugharneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1809
ADM 6/22/281
BWAS-1714
27.11.1780 - 5.12.1780Commander
Andrew SutherlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1795
ADM 6/22/203
BWAS-1714
5.12.1780 - 7.5.1781Commander
Charles StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1714
7.5.1781 - 22.7.1781Commander
Rupert GeorgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1794
ADM 6/22/524
Issued by
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
, North America
Confirmed 5.10.1782
BWAS-1714
22.7.1781 - 29.11.1781Commander
Alexander McKayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781
BWAS-1714
29.11.1781 - 13.2.1782Commander
Walter GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1804
Transfered ADM 6/22/414
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 26.2.1782
BWAS-1714
13.2.1782 - 19.11.1781Commander
Morgan LaugharneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1809
ADM 6/23/169
Issued by
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 2.12.1783
ADM 6/23
14.9.1783 - 19.11.1783Commander
Thomas LaugharneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1790
ADM 6/23/189
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 30.1.1784
ADM 6/23
26.8.1789 - 28.5.1790Commander
Thomas DeweyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1798
ADM 6/23/541
ADM 6/23
4.1791 - 1792Lieutenant
Samuel ShortBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1792
BWAS-1714
12.1792 - 1798Lieutenant
William CrosbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1801
BWAS-1714
1799 - 24.9.1805Lieutenant
Jeffery GawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1805
BWAS-1714

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1776 - 8.6.1790Carpenter
William MurrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
ADM 29-1
5.3.1787 - 20.7.1788Gunner
Thomas CarlisleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1802
ADM 29-1
14.6.1790 - 31.3.1802Carpenter
Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1802
ADM 29-1
1.4.1792 - 31.3.1802Gunner
Thomas CarlisleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1802
ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1775Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
18.3.1776Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £2580.8.1dBWAS-1714
27.3.1776Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.7.1776Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2627.2.2dBWAS-1714
21.7.1781Action of 1781-07-21
15.9.1781Took the Brig
Fair American (8) 1781-1781
American 8 Gun
Privateer Brig

23.2.1783Took the Privateer
Maria 1783-1783
American Privateer

1.4.1783Took the Brigantine
Grand Turk (14) 1781-1783
American 14 Gun
Privateer Brigantine

11.1783coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
19.11.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1783Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1790Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
4.1791Refitted as a Unrated Slop Ship
12.1792fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1859.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1802Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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