Strombolo

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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named19.12.1739BWAS-1714
Purchased7.9.1739BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sold9.2.1743/44BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Length of Keel70' 6"Imperial Feet21.4884 
Breadth24' 0 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen216 6894Tons BM 

Armament


3.1739/40Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1739/40 - 20.7.1740CommanderThomas Langstaffe (d.1742) ADM 6/15/252BWAS-171421.7.1740 - 23.2.1740/41CommanderWilliam Hay ADM 6/15/313BWAS-171424.2.1740/41 - 8.6.1741CommanderCharles Holmes (1711-1761) ADM 6/15/451ADM 6/159.6.1741 - 11.9.1741CommanderPhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/16/195
Commission confirmed 5.7.1743
ADM 6/16
6.2.1741/42 - bef.9.2.1743/44CommanderEdmund Beavor (d.1745) ADM 6/16/256
Commission confirmed 30.12.1743
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.2.1742/43 - 15.7.1744LieutenantJohn Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/16/260ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
7.9.1739Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £866.17.10dBWAS-1714
20.9.1739Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.5.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2303.14.9dBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
7.1741Operations against Santiago
13.1.1743/44Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
9.2.1743/44Sold at Woolwich for £156BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
 

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