Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1775BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.3.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor John & William WellsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 


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

14.3.1776 - 13.6.1776Commander George Young (1732-1810) Transfered ADM 6/21/169ADM 6/2113.6.1776 - 14.11.1778Commander James Feattus (c.1728-1784) Dismissed ADM 6/21/195BWAS-171414.11.1778 - 4.11.1780Commander Hugh Lloyd (c.1737-1789)BWAS-17144.11.1780 - 27.11.1780Commander Morgan Laugharne ADM 6/22/281BWAS-171427.11.1780 - 5.12.1780Commander Andrew Sutherland (d.1795) ADM 6/22/203BWAS-17145.12.1780 - 7.5.1781Commander Charles Stirling (1760-1833)BWAS-17147.5.1781 - 22.7.1781Commander Rupert George ADM 6/22/524
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Confirmed 5.10.1782
22.7.1781 - 29.11.1781Commander Alexander McKayBWAS-171429.11.1781 - 13.2.1782Commander Walter Griffith Transfered ADM 6/22/414
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Confirmed 26.2.1782
13.2.1782 - 19.11.1781Commander Morgan Laugharne ADM 6/23/169
Issued by Joshua Rowley (1734-1790), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 2.12.1783
ADM 6/23
14.9.1783 - 19.11.1783Commander Thomas Laugharne (c.1738-1797) ADM 6/23/189
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Confirmed 30.1.1784
ADM 6/23
26.8.1789 - 28.5.1790Commander Thomas Dewey (d.1810) ADM 6/23/541ADM 6/234.1791 - 1792Lieutenant Samuel Short (c.1724-1803)BWAS-171412.1792 - 1798Lieutenant William CrosbeBWAS-17141799 - 24.9.1805Lieutenant Jeffery GawenBWAS-1714

4 Warrant Officers

26.7.1776 - 8.6.1790Carpenter William MurrantADM 29-15.3.1787 - 20.7.1788Gunner Thomas CarlisleADM 29-114.6.1790 - 31.3.1802Carpenter Richard EdwardsADM 29-11.4.1792 - 31.3.1802Gunner Thomas CarlisleADM 29-1

Service History

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)
23.2.1783Took the Privateer Maria
1.4.1783Took the Brigantine Grand Turk (14)
11.1783coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714

Paid off

12.1783Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-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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