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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.3.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1744BWAS-1714
Named7.11.1744BWAS-1714
Launched9.11.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin Class (1743)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1696
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BuxtonBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigKetchBWAS-1714
Sold13.11.1750BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet27.7559 
Length of Keel73' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet22.2568 
Breadth26' 3 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen270 2394Tons BM 

Armament


9.11.1744Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement
1748125 BWAS-1714

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.11.1744 - 2.4.1746Commander
Jervis Henry PorterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1763
ADM 6/16/375
ADM 6/16
3.4.1746 - 5.12.1747Commander
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
ADM 6/17/84
ADM 6/17
5.12.1747 - 6.5.1748Commander
Matthew WhitwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1779
ADM 6/17/292
ADM 6/17
6.5.1748 - 12.7.1748Commander
Abraham NorthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1780
ADM 6/17/459
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 28.4.1749
BWAS-1714
13.7.1748 - 14.7.1750Commander
Sampson SaltBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1759
ADM 6/17/369
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.4.1746 - 2.9.1747Lieutenant
Henry ParkinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
ADM 6/17/92
ADM 6/17
30.1.1749/50 - 17.4.1750Lieutenant
William PhillipsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
Transfered ADM 6/17/531
Issued by
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768

Confirmed 30.8.1750
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1744Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
11.1744Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
9.11.1744Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £2211.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.11.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.1.1744/45Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2003.13.1dBWAS-1714
2.1746In Scottish watersBWAS-1714
5.1748Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1748In North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.7.1750Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
5.9.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
20.9.1750Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
13.11.1750Sold at Deptford for £430BWAS-1714

 

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