Tobago

6977
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer sloop 'Governor Trumbull' (1777) (16)
Captured6.3.1779BWAS-1714
ShipyardNorwich - Connecticut BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold21.6.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Burthen247Tons BM 

Armament


3.1779Broadside Weight = 57 Imperial Pound ( 25.8495 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck6 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder

3.8.1779Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.3.1779 - 15.6.1779CommanderJohn Butchart (d.1796) ADM 6/22/149
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 6.7.1780
BWAS-1714
15.6.1779 - 1.11.1780CommanderCharles Hotchkys ADM 6/22/147BWAS-17141.11.1780 - 31.1.1781LieutenantBenjamin Archer (d.1795)BWAS-17141.11.1780 - 31.1.1781CommanderBartholomew Samuel Rowley (1763-1811) ADM 6/22/529ADM 6/2231.1.1781 - 18.6.1781CommanderBenjamin Archer (d.1795) ADM 6/22/428
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 21.3.1782
BWAS-1714
23.8.1781 - 1781CommanderMark Robinson (1753-1834) ADM 6/22/516
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 17.9.1782
ADM 6/22

Service History


DateEventSource
2.4.1779Purchased at UnknownBWAS-1714
21.6.1783Sold at Jamaica for 2,050BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
 

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