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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.4.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1745BWAS-1714
Named11.12.1745BWAS-1714
Launched14.12.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.12.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin Class (1743)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1696
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Henry BirdBritish
Designer
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1758-1759
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Sold20.6.1769BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 10 ½"Imperial Feet27.7495 
Length of Keel75' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet22.8791 
Breadth26' 3 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold6' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet1.8352 
Burthen278 1394Tons BM 

Armament


14.12.1745Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement
1748125 BWAS-1714

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.12.1745 - 9.10.1748Commander
John RowzierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1752
ADM 6/17/35
BWAS-1714
9.10.1748 - 1.9.1749Commander
Andrew CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1755
Transfered ADM 6/18/4
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 23.5.1751
BWAS-1714
1.9.1749 - 22.1.1753Commander
Henry SpekeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1760
ADM 6/18/72
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759

Confirmed 20.6.1753
BWAS-1714
24.7.1755 - 23.8.1756Commander
Henry AngelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1372-1762
ADM 6/18/182
BWAS-1714
23.8.1756 - 17.10.1758Commander
John LendrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1764
ADM 6/18/303
BWAS-1714
18.10.1758 - 26.12.1758Commander
Herbert SawyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1794
ADM 6/18/549
ADM 6/18
3.1.1759 - 14.4.1760Commander
Francis BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1772
ADM 6/19/19
BWAS-1714
14.4.1760 - 27.8.1760Commander
Charles FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1778
ADM 6/19/158
BWAS-1714
27.8.1760 - 3.7.1761Commander
James CranstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1783
ADM 6/19/193
BWAS-1714
3.7.1761 - 19.10.1761Commander
Robert BriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1805
Transfered ADM 6/19/326
BWAS-1714
7.4.1762 - 24.5.1763Commander
James MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1763
: on board from 26.5.1762 ADM 6/19/396
BWAS-1714
10.5.1765 - 20.6.1765Commander
William DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
ADM 6/20/74
ADM 6/20
20.6.1765 - 2.4.1766Commander
James JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1764
Transfered ADM 6/20/79
ADM 6/20
1.7.1766 - 12.4.1769Commander
Philip CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1794
ADM 6/20/126
BWAS-1714
20.9.1793Commander
Richard BogerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1793
ADM 6/24/268
ADM 6/24

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1761 - 1.7.1766Lieutenant
John FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1795
ADM 6/19/306
ADM 6/19

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1745Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
14.12.1745Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2144.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.12.1745Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.2.1745/46Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2080.9.3dBWAS-1714
11.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated SloopBWAS-1714
22.1.1753Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18
12.4.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1755Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1755Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3370.2.1dBWAS-1714
4.5.1757Took the Privateer
Le Faucon (10) 1757-1757
French 10 Gun
Privateer

6.1758Operations against St Malo, Cherbourg and St Cas until SeptemberBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
9.1.1761Took the Privateer
Le Vautour (4) 1760-1761
French 4 Gun
Privateer
BG
12.2.1761Took the Privateer
Le Tigre 1761-1761
French Privateer

28.2.1761Took the Snow
Le Sultan (10) 1761-1761
French 10 Gun
Privateer Snow
off Bayonne after a chafe of 26 hours and brought into Plymouth Sound
BG
24.5.1763

Paid off

ADM 51
17.8.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1766Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.7.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1766Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3915.1.6dBWAS-1714
21.8.1766Sailed for the PacificBWAS-1714
3.6.1768Arrived at Batavia from BonteBWAS-1714
5.9.1768Sailed from Batavia for LondonBWAS-1714
4.1769Paid offBWAS-1714
20.6.1769Sold at Deptford for £545BWAS-1714

 

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