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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.9.1729BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down14.6.1729BWAS-1714
Named30.12.1729BWAS-1714
Launched24.6.1730BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDrake Class
Designed byRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold10.1.1748/49BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Length of Keel73' 5"Imperial Feet22.2927 
Breadth23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen206 5494Tons BM 

Armament


14.6.1729Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1728100Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.6.1730 - 30.6.1730CommanderRobert Fytche (d.1740) ADM 6/14/53ADM 6/141.7.1730 - 25.1.1730/31CommanderCurtis Barnet (d.1746) ADM 6/14/53BWAS-171428.1.1730/31 - 7.2.1730/31CommanderRalph Archbold ADM 6/14/65ADM 6/148.2.1730/31 - 31.8.1731CommanderWilliam Swale (d.1736) ADM 6/14/67BWAS-17141.9.1731 - 1.3.1733/34CommanderRobert Shorting (d.1734) ADM 6/14/197
Commission confirmed 13.11.1734
ADM 6/14
2.3.1733/34 - 2.1735Captain and MasterDavid Aubin (d.1735)† ADM 6/14/188
Commission confirmed 28.5.1734
BWAS-1714
6.6.1735 - 21.7.1736CommanderJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/15/214BWAS-171422.7.1736 - bef.4.9.1736CommanderEdmund Fowell (d.c.1736) ADM 6/15/28ADM 6/1523.11.1736 - 1741Captain and MasterWilliam Laws ADM 6/15/44BWAS-171431.7.1741 - 15.7.1744CommanderThomas Mogg (d.1756)BWAS-171416.7.1744 - 29.5.1745CommanderMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/17/154
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 17.9.1746
BWAS-1714
25.5.1745 - 5.7.1745CommanderHugh Forbes (d.1750) ADM 6/17/417
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 2.12.1748
ADM 6/17
5.7.1745 - 1.11.1748CommanderJohn Donkley (c.1713-1758) ADM 6/17/401
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.7.1730 - 25.1.1730/31LieutenantWilliam Ackworth (d.1734) ADM 6/14/54ADM 6/141.5.1732 - 1.1.1732/33LieutenantAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/14/149
Commission confirmed 10.7.1733
ADM 6/14
27.9.1734 - 21.7.1736LieutenantCharles Wimbleton ADM 6/15/195ADM 6/1422.7.1736 - 22.11.1736LieutenantHenry Rice ADM 6/15/28ADM 6/1523.11.1736 - 1737LieutenantEdmund Hopkins (d.1737)† ADM 6/16/44ADM 6/1525.9.1743 - 10.8.1745LieutenantWilliam Smith (c.1714-?) ADM 6/17/290
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 1.12.1747
ADM 6/17
10.8.1745 - 1.11.1748LieutenantThomas Williams ADM 6/17/400
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.11.1736 - 31.7.1741Able SeamanHenry Parr (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/510ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
14.6.1729Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
24.6.1730Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1174.3.8dBWAS-1714
2.1731Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1730/31Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1734Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1734Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1714.17.9dBWAS-1714
1735In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1736Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
30.7.1736Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1737Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2575.2.10dBWAS-1714
14.9.1739At Charleston, S.C. Reported "in immediate readiness to sail"ref:569
4.1740Georgia operationsBWAS-1714
4.1740Attack on St. Augustine
4.1741Returned home with dispatchesBWAS-1714
6.1741Surveyed at DeptfordBWAS-1714
6.1741Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1741Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.1742Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4695.17.6dBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
10.10.1745Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de Buen Ayres y San Juan Nepucemeno in the Mediterranean
10.2.1747/48SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.11.1748Paid offADM 106
23.12.1748Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
10.1.1748/49Sold at Woolwich for £201BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ref:569Biografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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