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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.8.1721BWAS-1714
Launched9.12.1721BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.12.1721
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn NaishBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold2.12.1731BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck62' 1"Imperial Feet18.9103 
Length of Keel48' 6"Imperial Feet14.6495 
Breadth20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen103 1894Tons BM 

Armament


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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.12.1721 - 17.10.1726CommanderRobert Robinson ADM 6/13/23BWAS-171418.10.1726 - 10.8.1727CommanderThomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/13/121BWAS-171411.8.1727 - 18.9.1727CommanderThomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/13/149ADM 6/1319.9.1727 - bef.2.12.1731CommanderThomas Bradley (d.1741)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
9.12.1721building at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1881.8.2dBWAS-1714
9.12.1721Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1722In the North SeaBWAS-1714
3.2.1721/22Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.12.1731Sold at Sheerness for £148BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
 

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