Sulphur

6942
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased7.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sold4.4.1783BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.7.1778 - 29.9.1778CommanderJames Watt (c.1733-1782) ADM 6/21/509
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 10.2.1779
BWAS-1714
29.9.1778 - 13.1.1779CommanderJohn Knowles (d.1801) ADM 6/21/546
Issued by James Gambier (1723-1789), North America
Commission confirmed 28.4.1779
ADM 6/21
13.1.1779 - 30.7.1779CommanderBenjamin Runwa (c.1737-1807) ADM 6/21/567ADM 6/2130.7.1779 - 19.7.1781CommanderThomas Boston (c.1735-1808) ADM 6/22/10BWAS-171419.7.1781 - 17.1.1783CommanderGeorge Losack ADM 6/22/315BWAS-171417.1.1783 - 19.2.1783CommanderRobert Parrey (c.1739-1808) ADM 6/23/11ADM 6/23

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1778Purchased in North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
22.12.1778RegisteredBWAS-1714
13.6.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
20.10.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3173.11.1dBWAS-1714
4.4.1783Sold at Portsmouth for £550BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Albion

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
 

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