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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased5.1780BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Wrecked18.2.1807BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Length of Keel54' 6"Imperial Feet16.4973 
Breadth25' 10"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Burthen193 4394Tons BM 

Armament


7.1780Broadside Weight = 30.5 Imperial Pound ( 13.832 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.178070 BWAS-1714
22.3.178280 BWAS-1714
14.10.178370 BWAS-1714

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.8.1780 - 21.3.1782LieutenantJohn Gibson (c.1740-1824)BWAS-171421.3.1782 - 23.12.1782CommanderJohn Gibson (c.1740-1824) ADM 6/22/428BWAS-171423.12.1782 - 25.9.1783CommanderWilliam Smith Bradshaw ADM 6/22/559BWAS-171411.1783 - 7.1787CommanderRichard Willis (1755-1829)BWAS-171426.8.1789 - 5.1790CommanderThomas Rayment (c.1724-1791)BWAS-17145.1790 - 21.9.1790LieutenantGeorge BrisacBWAS-171412.1791 - 9.1793LieutenantGeorge Paris Monke (d.1828)BWAS-17149.1793 - 1796LieutenantEdward WilliamsBWAS-17144.1797 - 9.1798LieutenantWilliam BirchallBWAS-17149.1798 - 7.1802LieutenantJames ReddyBWAS-17141807 - 18.2.1807LieutenantWilliam Robertson (d.1807)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.3.1800 - 21.6.1802Acting MasterJames Sturrock (d.c.1820)ADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
13.5.1780Registered as a cutterBWAS-1714
20.5.1780Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1780Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
23.9.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
22.3.1782Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Unknown
25.9.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1783fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1156.15.0dBWAS-1714
14.10.1783Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Cutter
12.1783Recommissioned for service off ArranBWAS-1714
7.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
22.8.1796Took the Cutter Le Brave (1) off St Catherine's PointBG
10.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1797RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1798Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1803Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
8.1803Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
8.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
18.2.1807Wrecked in a storm near Dieppe with no survivorsBWAS-1714

 

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