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Nominal Guns24
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.8.1744
Keel Laid Down9.1745
Launched27.1.1745/46
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)
Constructor James Wyatt & Co.
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold17.7.1770

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 6"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel91' 10"Imperial Feet27.7368 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen508 494Tons BM 

Armament


27.1.1745/46Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741140Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.1.1745/46 - 12.6.1746Captain Abel Smith (1714-1756) ADM 6/17/47ADM 6/1725.6.1746 - 3.2.1748/49Captain James Webb (d.1761) ADM 6/17/120BWAS-17142.6.1749 - 5.6.1755Captain Patrick Baird (1700-1761) ADM 6/17/468BWAS-17145.2.1756 - 17.2.1758Captain Richard Knight (d.1798) ADM 6/18/233BWAS-171417.2.1758 - 11.12.1759Captain Charles Antrobus (1725-1769) ADM 6/18/487BWAS-171411.12.1759 - 2.6.1763Captain Joseph Fraine (d.1802) ADM 6/19/118BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 25.8.1766Captain George Vandeput (d.1800) ADM 6/20/78ADM 6/2026.5.1768Captain John Lewis Gidoin (c.1727-1796) ADM 6/20/203ADM 6/20

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.1.1745/46 - 21.3.1745/46Lieutenant Christopher Lobb (c.1719-?) ADM 6/17/47ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
27.1.1745/46building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £3984.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.2.1745/46Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
22.3.1745/46Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3195.7.7dBWAS-1714
28.5.1746Took the Privateer L'Aventurier
19.11.1746Took the Privateer L'Etendard (4) and carried into the Downs .BG
23.1.1747Took the Corvette La Palme (12) into the Bay of BiscayBG
30.5.1747Took the Privateer L'Entreprenant
3.2.1749Paid offADM 51
6.1749RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1750Off the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1751Off the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1752In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1753In the ChannelBWAS-1714
5.9.1754Paid offBWAS-1714
8.3.1755SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1755Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.2.1756RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1756Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4161.6.8dBWAS-1714
22.6.1756Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
20.1.1757Took the Privateer La Marie Eleanor
23.3.1759Sailed with a convoy for South CarolinaBWAS-1714
16.4.1759Took the Privateer Le Lévrier (8) off Dunkirk
1761Off the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
1762Off the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
1763Off the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
2.6.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
27.8.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
31.1.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.6.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
14.6.1770Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
17.7.1770Sold at Deptford for £440BWAS-1714

 

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