Speedy

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.3.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1781BWAS-1714
Launched29.6.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1783
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSpeedy Class
Designed byThomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Captured9.6.1794BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench brig 'Le Speedy' (1794) (14)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 3"Imperial Feet23.7839 
Length of Keel59' 0"Imperial Feet17.9832 
Breadth25' 9"Imperial Feet7.6657 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Forward5' 2"Imperial Feet1.5748 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen208 894Imperial Feet0.0022 

Armament


5.1783Broadside Weight = 31 Imperial Pound ( 14.0588 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.179390EstablishmentBWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1782 - 20.5.1783CommanderJohn Young (c.1739-1797) ADM 6/22/492ADM 6/2220.5.1783 - 8.5.1787CommanderJosiah Rogers (1755-1795) ADM 6/23/70BWAS-17148.5.1787 - 22.11.1790CommanderJohn Maude (d.1796) ADM 6/23/396BWAS-171422.12.1790 - 13.11.1792CommanderRichard Lane (d.1799) ADM 6/24/96BWAS-171413.11.1792 - 11.10.1793CommanderCharles Cunningham (d.1834) ADM 6/24/181BWAS-171411.10.1793 - 20.2.1794CommanderGeorge Cockburn (1772-1853) ADM 6/25/40
Commission confirmed 6.5.1794
BWAS-1714
20.2.1794 - 9.6.1794CommanderGeorge Eyre ADM 6/25/97
Commission confirmed 20.10.1794
BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1792 - 1793MidshipmanThomas Staines (1776-1830)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
29.6.1782building at Dover - New Hampshire at a cost of £4200.7.3dBWAS-1714
16.7.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.10.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1783Commissioned for the Humber stationBWAS-1714
1.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1787Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1787Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1801.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1792Began refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1792Completed refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3000.0.0dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
 

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Posted by Jeffrey D Modell on Monday 31st of December 2018 18:10

Was incapable of being rearmed from 4-pounders to 6-pounders because the gunports were too small. Lord Cochrane tried two 12-pounder chasers but the timbers would not take it. He replaced the mainyard with a foremast topgallant from Le Genereux, 74.

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