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6701
Syren
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.8.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1744BWAS-1714
Named31.8.1745BWAS-1714
Launched3.9.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.9.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-Gunner (1741)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1744
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas SnelgroveBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1740-1745
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold26.1.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 2 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel92' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet28.0607 
Breadth32' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet9.7695 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen503 9394Tons BM 

Armament


3.9.1745Broadside 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

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.9.1745 - 30.12.1746Captain
John StringerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1747
ADM 6/16/543
BWAS-1714
30.12.1746 - 23.10.1747Captain
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
Transfered ADM 6/17/184
BWAS-1714
23.10.1747 - 8.6.1749Captain
Mathew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1749
ADM 6/17/277
BWAS-1714
8.6.1749 - 28.5.1752Captain
William MantellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1763
ADM 6/18/37
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 10.6.1752
B051
2.10.1754 - 22.7.1756Captain
Charles ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1772
ADM 6/18/111
BWAS-1714
22.7.1756 - 19.1.1756Captain
Thomas WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1759
Transfered ADM 6/18/294
ADM 6/18
29.11.1756 - 19.6.1758Captain
Thomas CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1779
ADM 6/18/522
Issued by
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 23.6.1758
BWAS-1714
13.3.1761 - 25.12.1762Captain
Charles DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1789
Transfered ADM 6/19/291
BWAS-1714
25.12.1762 - 27.4.1763Captain
William PastonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1764
ADM 6/19/458
BWAS-1714
27.4.1763 - 1.12.1763Captain
Robert GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1769
ADM 6/19/548
Issued by
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 3.11.1763
ADM 6/19

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.9.1745 - 29.7.1746Lieutenant
Robert LockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1746
ADM 6/17/2
ADM 6/17
30.7.1746 - 14.5.1749Lieutenant
Solomon HawksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1749
ADM 6/17/134
ADM 6/17
29.11.1756 - 19.6.1758Lieutenant
John JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1778
ADM 6/18/522
Issued by
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 26.6.1758
ADM 6/18

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1763 - 1.12.1763Midshipman
John WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1798
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Service History


DateEventSource
3.9.1745building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £4606.10.0dBWAS-1714
3.9.1745Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.11.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3721.15.11dBWAS-1714
8.1748Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
28.5.1752

Paid off

ADM 51
27.7.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1754Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
11.1754Completed middling repair at a cost of £5457.10.3dBWAS-1714
18.12.1754Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
22.5.1755British attack on Fort Beauséjour
1756In South AmericaBWAS-1714
7.1756Ordered to return homeBWAS-1714
23.10.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
19.6.1758Paid offADM 51
8.1759Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
27.9.1759SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1760Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1761fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2661.3.3dBWAS-1714
21.4.1762Sailed for the Newfoundland FisheryBWAS-1714
1.12.1763

Paid off

ADM 51
21.12.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1.1764Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
26.1.1764Sold at Sheerness for £1,015BWAS-1714

 

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