Sphinx

6841
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.9.1747BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1747BWAS-1714
Named31.10.1747BWAS-1714
Launched10.12.1748BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.9.1748
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 24-Gunner
ConstructorJohn AllenBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold28.8.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 8"Imperial Feet34.458 
Length of Keel93' 6"Imperial Feet28.3972 
Breadth32' 4 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen520 5794Tons BM 

Armament


10.12.1748Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745160Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.9.1748 - 11.9.1751CaptainWilliam Lloyd (1725-1796) ADM 6/17/387BWAS-171411.9.1751 - 19.4.1755CaptainEdward Wheeler (d.1761) ADM 6/18/12BWAS-171419.4.1755 - 17.8.1756CaptainJames Gambier (1723-1789) ADM 6/18/157BWAS-171426.2.1756 - 11.1.1757CaptainHenry Dennis (d.1757) ADM 6/18/439
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767)
Commission confirmed 21.9.1757
ADM 6/18
11.1.1757 - 18.10.1758CaptainWilliam Tucker (d.1772) ADM 6/18/342BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 10.1.1759CaptainWilliam Williamson (d.1771) ADM 6/18/548ADM 6/1810.1.1759 - 29.1.1759CaptainSir William Hewett (5th Baronet of Headley Hall) (d.1761) ADM 6/19/21ADM 6/1926.5.1768 - 5.1770CaptainHenry Davis (d.1776) ADM 6/20/203ADM 6/20

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1748 - 1750MidshipmanTimothy Edwards (1731-1780)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1747Began building at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
11.1747Began fitting at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
9.1748Commissioned for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
10.12.1748Completed building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £4381.10.0dBWAS-1714
6.2.1748/49Completed fitting at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
1750Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1749/50Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1750Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2331.12.5dBWAS-1714
1751On the Irish coastBWAS-1714
12.1751Sailed to the African coast and on to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1754Paid off?BWAS-1714
13.1.1755SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1755Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1755Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3117.1.11dBWAS-1714
5.7.1756Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1757At JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1758Ordered home to pay offBWAS-1714
4.10.1759SurveyedBWAS-1714
30.10.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.5.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.6.1770Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
28.8.1770Sold at Plymouth for £265BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
 

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