Sprightly

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.3.1778BWAS-1714
Launched4.8.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDover - New Hampshire 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
Captured10.2.1801BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck66' 0"Imperial Feet20.1168 
Length of Keel48' 6"Imperial Feet14.6495 
Breadth24' 2"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Forward4' 2 ½"Imperial Feet1.2319 
Draught Aft7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen150 6294Tons BM 

Armament


4.8.1778Broadside 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

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.1778 - 1780Lieutenant Gabriel Bray (d.1824)BWAS-17149.1780 - 4.1781Lieutenant Gabriel Bray (d.1824)BWAS-17144.1781 - 1783Lieutenant John Beardmore SwannBWAS-17145.1783 - 11.1785Lieutenant John Beardmore SwannBWAS-171411.1785 - 5.1786Lieutenant Henry CarewBWAS-171412.1786 - 9.1788Lieutenant James Nicholas (c.1729-?)BWAS-17149.1788 - 12.1791Lieutenant John Pengelly (d.1810)BWAS-171412.1791 - 3.1794Lieutenant Richard RaweBWAS-17143.1794 - 10.1794Lieutenant Digby Dent (d.1798)BWAS-171410.1794 - 10.2.1801Lieutenant Robert JumpBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
24.3.1778Began building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
4.8.1778Completed building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover at a cost of £1182.15.8dBWAS-1714
4.8.1778Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1778Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
4.11.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1352.1.6dBWAS-1714
1780Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1780RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
1783Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1783Recommissioned for Mounts BayBWAS-1714
5.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1791Off EddystoneBWAS-1714
1.1799Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.2.1801Taken by Dix Août (74) in the Mediterranean and scuttled

 

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