Sulphur

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

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.7.1778 - 29.9.1778CommanderJames Watt (d.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 (d.1807) ADM 6/21/567ADM 6/2130.7.1779 - 1781CommanderThomas Boston (c.1735-1808) ADM 6/22/10BWAS-17141781 - 19.7.1781LieutenantThomas Arthur Ley (d.1786)BWAS-171419.7.1781 - 1782CommanderGeorge LosackBWAS-1714

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 BWAS-1714
9.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
20.10.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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
 

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