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6981
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased2.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold30.10.1786BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck67' 3"Imperial Feet20.4325 
Length of Keel48' 3"Imperial Feet14.6399 
Breadth22' 11"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen134 7394Tons BM 

Armament


6.1780Broadside Weight = 29 Imperial Pound ( 13.1517 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck10 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.178050 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1780 - 23.8.1781LieutenantPeter Rivett (d.1782)BWAS-17149.1781 - 1783LieutenantRobert Willson (d.1798)BWAS-17145.1783 - 4.1786LieutenantHenry BlaxtonBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1780Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1780Commissioned for the Downs squadronBWAS-1714
8.7.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £961.17.8dBWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
5.1783Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
30.10.1786Sold at Sheerness for £240BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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