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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 Commissioned5.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSpeedy Class (1781)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Thomas KingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1815
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas KingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1815
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Captured9.6.1794BWAS-1714
Becomes
French brig 'Le Speedy' (1794) (14) 1794-1795
French 14 Gun
Unrated Brig

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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1782 - 20.5.1783Commander
John YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1797
ADM 6/22/492
ADM 6/22
20.5.1783 - 8.5.1787Commander
Josiah RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/23/70
BWAS-1714
8.5.1787 - 22.11.1790Commander
John MaudeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1793
ADM 6/23/396
BWAS-1714
22.12.1790 - 13.11.1792Commander
Richard LaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1799
ADM 6/24/96
BWAS-1714
13.11.1792 - 11.10.1793Commander
Charles CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1829
ADM 6/24/181
BWAS-1714
11.10.1793 - 20.2.1794Commander
George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
ADM 6/25/40
Confirmed 6.5.1794
BWAS-1714
20.2.1794 - 9.6.1794Commander
George EyreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
ADM 6/25/97
Confirmed 20.10.1794
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.10.1790 - 3.1.1791Lieutenant
William SnowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24
4.1.1791 - 1791Lieutenant
Thomas George ShortlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
ADM 6/24/99
ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1792 - 1793Midshipman
Thomas StainesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1825
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

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by regis on Tuesday 19th of May 2020 21:00

the destiny of this ship is wrong : become a ship from a French Alcion Class ??


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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