Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned27.11.1721BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck61' 6"Imperial Feet18.7452 
Length of Keel47' 11"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Breadth20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen101 8994Tons BM 


1722Broadside Weight = 17 Imperial Pound ( 7.7096 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

8 Commanding Officers

27.11.1721 - 19.6.1722Captain and MasterJohn Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/22BWAS-171419.6.1722 - 2.1.1723/24CommanderGeorge Anson (1697-1762) ADM 6/13/40BWAS-17142.1.1723/24 - 31.3.1727CommanderHenry Robinson (d.c.1727) ADM 6/13/62BWAS-171412.10.1727 - 4.1.1727/28CommanderHenry Osborne (1694-1771)ODNB6.1.1727/28 - 13.6.1728CommanderWilliam Smith (d.1756) ADM 6/13/183ADM 6/1313.6.1728 - 15.7.1728CommanderJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/13/207BWAS-171416.7.1728 - 17.11.1729CommanderNathaniel Cooper ADM 6/14/209BWAS-171418.11.1729 - 2.10.1732CommanderChristopher Oates (d.1740/41) ADM 6/14/41BWAS-1714

Service History

7.11.1721building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £820.17.6dBWAS-1714
7.11.1721Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.12.1721Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1722Coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
31.3.1727Paid offADM 51
1728In the North SeaBWAS-1714
2.10.1732Paid off at DeptfordBWAS-1714
30.11.1732Sold at Deptford for £136BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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