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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.7.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.7.1755BWAS-1714
Named29.7.1755BWAS-1714
Launched3.2.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.2.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBonetta Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert InwoodBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigSnow
Sold3.9.1773BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 10"Imperial Feet25.908 
Length of Keel70' 3 ⅛"Imperial Feet21.3392 
Breadth24' 5"Imperial Feet7.347 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Forward5' 3"Imperial Feet1.6002 
Draught Aft9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen222 7594Tons BM 

Armament


3.2.1756Broadside Weight = 33 Imperial Pound ( 14.9658 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1755100Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.2.1756 - 10.11.1756CommanderRichard Hughes (1729-1812) ADM 6/18/233BWAS-171410.11.1756 - 24.3.1760CommanderWilliam Bayne (1730-1782) ADM 6/18/321BWAS-171424.3.1760 - 25.3.1763CommanderWilliam Phillips (d.1771) ADM 6/19/149ADM 6/199.11.1761 - 10.5.1763CommanderThomas Hayward (d.1775) ADM 6/19/362BWAS-171425.3.1763 - 28.1.1765CommanderWilliam Phillips (d.1771) ADM 6/19/474ADM 6/1928.1.1765 - 12.1767CommanderThomas Allwright (c.1722-1803) ADM 6/20/65BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 18.7.1770CommanderJames Robertson (d.c.1815) ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/2018.7.1770 - 2.11.1772CommanderJames Worth ADM 6/20/284BWAS-17142.11.1772 - 25.6.1773CommanderThomas Dumaresq (1729-1802) ADM 6/20/501
Issued by William Parry (d.1779), Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 30.6.1773
ADM 6/20
25.6.1773 - 25.9.1776CommanderJoseph Tathwell (d.1788) ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
25.7.1755Began building at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
3.2.1756Completed building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £1708.10.10dBWAS-1714
3.2.1756Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
25.3.1756Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1743.16.11dBWAS-1714
8.5.1757Sailed with dispatches for New YorkBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
22.3.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
22.5.1764Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1767Paid offBWAS-1714
23.6.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1769Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1770Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2203.15.10dBWAS-1714
5.10.1770Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1772Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1773SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.9.1773Sold at Sheerness for £240BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
 

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