Sprightly

6858
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1777BWAS-1714
Launched4.8.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSprightly ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Foundered23.12.1777BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck65' 7"Imperial Feet19.8476 
Length of Keel48' 9"Imperial Feet14.659 
Breadth24' 3"Imperial Feet7.3343 
Depth in Hold9' 7"Imperial Feet2.921 
Burthen152 4694Tons BM 

Armament


4.8.1777Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1633 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
14.12.177650Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
9.1777 - 23.12.1777Lieutenant William Hills (d.1777)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1777Began building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
4.8.1777Completed building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover at a cost of £1158.15.5dBWAS-1714
4.8.1777Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.10.1777Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1338.0.6dBWAS-1714
23.12.1777Lost, presumed foundered with all hands off GuernseyBWAS-1714

 

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