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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1732BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.7.1732BWAS-1714
Launched25.8.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.8.1732
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Designed byBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow
Sold25.4.1745BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 7"Imperial Feet25.9436 
Length of Keel69' 5"Imperial Feet21.0453 
Breadth23' 4"Imperial Feet7.0443 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen200 9194Tons BM 

Armament


8.1732Broadside Weight = 15 Imperial Pound ( 6.8028 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.173280 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.8.1732 - 25.7.1738CommanderEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/15/119BWAS-171426.7.1738 - 16.4.1740CommanderThomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/15/132BWAS-171417.4.1740 - 5.3.1740/41CommanderAndrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/15/278BWAS-17146.3.1740/41 - 28.5.1741CommanderJohn Fenwick (d.1744) ADM 6/15/392ADM 6/1529.5.1741 - 1744CommanderJames Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/15/423BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.8.1732 - 13.8.1739LieutenantWilliam Fielding (d.1773) ADM 6/16/120ADM 6/1414.8.1739 - 20.2.1740/41LieutenantMagnus Goddard (d.1744) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 17.1.1741/42LieutenantWilliam Cowan (d.1754) ADM 6/16/388ADM 6/1518.1.1741/42 - 24.2.1741/42LieutenantAlexander Brodie (d.1750) ADM 6/16/4ADM 6/157.4.1742 - 8.7.1742LieutenantFrancis Saunders ADM 6/16/41ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
10.7.1732Began building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1732Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1714
25.8.1732Completed building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2777.3.1dBWAS-1714
25.8.1732Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.9.1732Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1738Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
7.1740Carried dispatches to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1741Off NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1742At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1743At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1744South CarolinaBWAS-1714
30.3.1745Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
25.4.1745Sold at Portsmouth for £595BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
 

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