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Nominal Guns4BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased16.2.1763BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Sold4.5.1773BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck47' 6 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Length of Keel34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Breadth17' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet5.2007 
Depth in Hold7' 1"Imperial Feet2.159 
Burthen58 7494Tons BM 

Armament


4.1763Broadside Weight = 8 Imperial Pound ( 3.6282 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.176324 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1763 - 1.1764LieutenantJohn Cartwright (c.1741-1824)BWAS-17141.1764 - 15.2.1764LieutenantJohn Birt (c.1735-1764)ADM 5115.2.1764 - 26.2.1767LieutenantJohn Brooks (c.1739-?)BWAS-171427.2.1768 - 1770LieutenantThomas Boston (c.1735-1808)BWAS-17141770 - 9.1770LieutenantHenry Townsend (c.1733-?) ADM 106/1198/363ADM 106

Service History


DateEventSource
16.2.1763Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £390.0.0dBWAS-1714
18.2.1763Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1763Commissioned for service in the North SeaBWAS-1714
6.1763Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £351.2.4dBWAS-1714
20.4.1771Paid offADM 51
4.5.1773Sold at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
 

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