Snake

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Merchant ship 'La Seine' (1776)
Captured5.4.1777BWAS-1714
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy NNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold2.4.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck95' 6"Imperial Feet28.9865 
Length of Keel78' 0"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen302 4894Tons BM 

Armament


5.1777Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1779125 BWAS-1714
9.178050as a slop shipBWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.5.1779 - 31.8.1780CommanderWilliam Young (1751-1821)BWAS-171419.9.1780 - 3.11.1780LieutenantRobert Edgcombe (d.1781) ADM 6/22/173ADM 6/223.11.1780 - 23.11.1780LieutenantThomas Dyson (1736-1798) ADM 6/22/191ADM 6/2223.11.1780 - 4.4.1781CommanderThomas Pike Durell (c.1736-1804)BWAS-17144.4.1781 - 16.10.1782LieutenantJohn Holmes ADM 6/22/272BWAS-171416.10.1782 - 24.2.1783LieutenantJohn Covey ADM 6/22/529ADM 6/22

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1779Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1779Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2174.16.4dBWAS-1714
1780In the ChannelBWAS-1714
9.1780Refitted as a Unrated Slop Ship

 

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