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Stork

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.11.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1756BWAS-1714
Named25.5.1756BWAS-1714
Launched8.11.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.9.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAlderney ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
William BatelyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1755
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Stone & BarlettBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured6.8.1758BWAS-1714
Becomes
French corvette 'Le Stork' (1758) (16) 1758-1760
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 7"Imperial Feet26.8446 
Length of Keel72' 5"Imperial Feet22.0091 
Breadth24' 7"Imperial Feet7.3597 
Depth in Hold10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen232 7494Tons BM 

Armament


8.11.1756Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1755100Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.9.1756 - 5.11.1756Commander
Archibald ClevelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1756
ADM 6/18/312
ADM 6/18
5.11.1756 - 10.1.1757Commander
Robert FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1783
ADM 6/18/319
ADM 6/18
10.1.1757 - 5.5.1757Commander
John WheelockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1779
ADM 6/18/342
ref:832
5.5.1757 - 6.8.1758Commander
Peter CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758
ADM 6/18/394
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1756Began building at Shoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
8.11.1756Completed building at Shoreham - Sussex at a cost of £1758.18.9dBWAS-1714
26.11.1756Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.2.1757Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1584.10.4dBWAS-1714
30.6.1757Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.8.1758Taken by
Le Palmier (74) 1752-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Cape St Nicholas, Hispaniola


 

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