Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.7.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.8.1732BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Designed by Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
Constructor Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714


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 


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 Ship Commanders

22.8.1732 - 25.7.1738Commander Edward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/15/119BWAS-171426.7.1738 - 16.4.1740Commander Thomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/15/132BWAS-171417.4.1740 - 5.3.1740/41Commander Andrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/15/278BWAS-17146.3.1740/41 - 28.5.1741Commander John Fenwick (d.1744) ADM 6/15/392ADM 6/1529.5.1741 - 19.11.1744Commander James Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/15/423BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

22.8.1732 - 13.8.1739Lieutenant William Fielding (d.1773) Transfered ADM 6/16/120ADM 6/1414.8.1739 - 20.2.1740/41Lieutenant Magnus Goddard (c.1713-1744) Transfered ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 17.1.1741/42Lieutenant William Cowan (d.1754) Transfered ADM 6/16/388ADM 6/1518.1.1741/42 - 24.2.1741/42Lieutenant Alexander Brodie (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/16/4ADM 6/157.4.1742 - 8.7.1742Lieutenant Francis Saunders Transfered ADM 6/16/41ADM 6/16

1 Crewman

26.10.1738 - 22.9.1739Able Seaman Thomas Riggs (c.1715-1754) Transfered ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86

Service History

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


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