Wolf

6834
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.4.1731BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1731BWAS-1714
Named21.8.1731BWAS-1714
Launched20.11.1731BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.11.1731BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed byRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Wrecked2.3.1740/41BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Length of Keel73' 6"Imperial Feet22.3012 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen244 3294Imperial Feet0.0086 

Armament


1732Broadside Weight = 15 Imperial Pound ( 6.8028 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1732100 BWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.11.1731 - 7.1732CommanderRichard Orchard (d.1732)† ADM 6/14/92BWAS-171411.1732 - 12.4.1733CommanderThomas Aikenhead (d.c.1733)BWAS-171413.4.1733 - 19.3.1733/34CommanderEdward Hawke (1704/5-1781) ADM 6/14/195ODNB20.3.1733/34 - 22.12.1734CommanderWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/14/218
Commission confirmed 15.8.1735
BWAS-1714
23.12.1734 - 10.4.1738CommanderPeter Lawrence (d.1758) ADM 6/15/219
Commission confirmed 22.8.1735
ADM 6/14
11.4.1738 - 18.2.1740/41CommanderWilliam Dandridge (d.1747) ADM 6/15/105BWAS-171419.2.1740/41 - 2.3.1740/41CommanderJohn Draper (d.1743) ADM 6/15/440
Commission confirmed 5.8.1741
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.11.1731 - 20.7.1732LieutenantAlexander Smith ADM 6/14/92ADM 6/1411.4.1738 - 18.1.1740/41LieutenantBlumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 6/15/105ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1731Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
20.11.1731Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3290.12.11dBWAS-1714
1732Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1735Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1738Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1738RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1738Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2437.6.4dBWAS-1714
4.1740Attack on St. Augustine
2.3.1740/41Wrecked on the Caicos BanksBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
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
 

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