Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.3.1755BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.10.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSquirrel ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor Edward Allin (d.1795)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck107' 3"Imperial Feet32.6245 
Length of Keel89' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet27.1336 
Breadth29' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Draught Forward7' 3"Imperial Feet2.2098 
Draught Aft10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen403 5194Tons BM 


19.3.1755Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1754160Design Complement

14 Ship Commanders

28.10.1755 - 20.10.1757Captain Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783) Transfered ADM 6/18/204BWAS-171419.12.1757 - 21.12.1757Captain Joshua Loring (1725-1781) ADM 6/18/463BWAS-171421.12.1757 - 12.5.1759Captain John Wheelock (d.1779) ADM 6/18/463BWAS-171412.5.1759 - 26.9.1760Captain John Cleland (d.1795) ADM 6/19/115BWAS-17147.4.1762 - 26.9.1762Captain James Cranston (c.1733-1790) ADM 6/19/396BWAS-171426.9.1762 - 18.5.1763Captain James Cranston (c.1733-1790) ADM 6/19/513
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 20.6.1763
ADM 6/19
18.5.1763 - 23.7.1767Captain Richard Smith (c.1734-1811) ADM 6/19/499BWAS-171423.7.1767 - 4.11.1769Captain John Botterell (c.1716-1793) Transfered ADM 6/20/175BWAS-17144.11.1769 - 15.1.1772Captain Edward Cauldwell (d.1773) ADM 6/20/375
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 16.5.1770
1.11.1773 - 9.5.1777Captain Stair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/20/525BWAS-17149.5.1777 - 17.12.1778Captain Henry Harvey (1737-1810) Transfered ADM 6/21/334
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), Newfoundland - Canada
Confirmed 7.11.1777
17.12.1778 - 19.4.1780Captain Farmery Epworth (c.1738-1804) ADM 6/21/488BWAS-171419.4.1780 - 23.8.1781Captain Thomas Piercy (c.1732-1793): on board from 8.5.1780 Transfered ADM 6/22/115ref:55923.8.1781 - 17.7.1782Captain John Inglis (c.1741-1807) ADM 6/22/329BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

1.5.1781 - 11.7.1781Lieutenant James Athol Wood (1756-1829)ref:559

1 Petty Officer

1.2.1774 - 2.7.1776Master's Mate William Carnegie (1756-1831) TransferedNAO

1 Crewman

18.12.1773 - 31.1.1774Able Seaman William Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO

Service History

19.3.1755Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
23.10.1755Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7272.2.5dBWAS-1714
23.10.1755Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.12.1755Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2265.1.7dBWAS-1714
19.10.1756Took the Privateer Le Trés Vénèrable (2)
15.1.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
30.1.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1762In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1763Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1763Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3019.19.9dBWAS-1714
9.10.1767Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1772Surveyed at SheernessBWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1772Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1774Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £9560.1.8dBWAS-1714
31.1.1774Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.1777Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1777Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2213.4.4dBWAS-1714
14.4.1777Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.2.1778Sailed with a convoy for AfricaBWAS-1714
10.1781Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4355.10.9dBWAS-1714
15.2.1782Took the Privateer Le Furet
21.6.1782Took the Cutter L'Aimable Manon (8) off Land's EndBG

Paid off

16.1.1783Sold at Sheerness for £1,100 plus £302.5.0d for the copper on her bottomBWAS-1714


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