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Sphinx

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.4.1773BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1773BWAS-1714
Launched25.10.1775BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.10.1775BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSphinx Class (1773)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured10.9.1779BWAS-1714
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet27.1367 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen431 3794Tons BM 

Armament


25.10.1775Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1773140Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.10.1775 - 24.10.1775Captain
Mitchell GrahamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1787
Transfered ADM 6/21/124
ADM 6/21
25.10.1775 - 5.7.1776Captain
Anthony HuntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/21/129
BWAS-1714
5.7.1776Captain
James ReidBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1794
Transfered ADM 6/21/461
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 16.10.1778
ADM 6/21
24.1.1778 - 24.11.1778Captain
Alexander GraemeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1813
Transfered ADM 6/21/544
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 28.10.1778
BWAS-1714
24.11.1778 - 3.4.1779Captain
John KendallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1795
Transfered ADM 6/22/11
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 2.8.1779
ADM 6/21
25.8.1779 - 10.9.1779Captain
Robert Manners SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1795
ADM 6/21/95
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 4.3.1780
BWAS-1714
4.10.1794 - 2.1795Captain
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
HMS01

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1773Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
25.10.1775Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7494.5.1dBWAS-1714
25.10.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
29.12.1775Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2704.0.5dBWAS-1714
23.2.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
28.6.1776At CharlestonBWAS-1714
30.11.1777Took the Privateer
Eagle 1777-1777
American Privateer

1.12.1777Took the Sloop
Rover (6) 1776-1777
American 6 Gun
Privateer Sloop

11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
8.1779In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
10.9.1779Taken by
L'Amphitrite (32) 1768-1792
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Martinique


 

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