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Tamar -> 1777 Pluto

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Tamer
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.1.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down15.3.1757BWAS-1714
Named5.1.1758BWAS-1714
Launched23.1.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.1.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSaltash - Cornwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFavorite Class (1757)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John SnookBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured30.11.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 4"Imperial Feet29.2777 
Length of Keel78' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.7903 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Depth in Hold8' 3 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Burthen313 1594Tons BM 

Armament


23.1.1758Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1.1757125Design Complement

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.1.1758 - 21.11.1760Commander
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
ADM 6/18/470
BWAS-1714
21.11.1760 - 25.3.1763Commander
Thomas LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1759
ADM 6/19/210
BWAS-1714
25.3.1763 - 26.3.1764Commander
William ForsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1781
ADM 6/19/474
BWAS-1714
26.3.1764 - 28.4.1765Commander
Patrick MouatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1766
ADM 6/20/18
BWAS-1714
28.4.1765 - 9.9.1767Commander
James CummingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ADM 6/20/129
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 28.7.1766
BWAS-1714
9.9.1767 - 16.10.1767Commander
Henry I'AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1767
ADM 6/20/179
ADM 106
16.10.1767 - 29.6.1770Commander
Anthony HuntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/20/180
BWAS-1714
3.10.1770 - 10.1.1771Commander
George FarmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1758
ADM 6/20/297
ADM 6/20
10.1.1771 - 19.1.1771Commander
Christopher O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1771
ADM 6/20/334
ADM 6/20
19.1.1771 - bef.18.3.1773Commander
Charles HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1773
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/20/339
BWAS-1714
18.3.1773 - 11.9.1773Commander
John CrossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1774
ADM 6/20/514
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
, North America
Confirmed 9.9.1773
BWAS-1714
11.9.1773 - 15.4.1774Commander
James MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1794
ADM 6/21/25
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
, North America
Confirmed 20.4.1774
ADM 6/21
15.4.1774 - 7.6.1776Commander
Edward ThornbroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1776
ADM 6/21/109
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787

Confirmed 1.8.1775
BWAS-1714
7.6.1776 - 4.2.1777Commander
Christopher MasonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1801
Transfered ADM 6/21/194
BWAS-1714
1.4.1778 - 2.7.1778Commander
Henry PembertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1778
ADM 6/21/385
BWAS-1714
2.7.1778 - 26.8.1780Commander
James BradbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1799
ADM 6/21/427
BWAS-1714
26.8.1780 - 30.11.1780Commander
Thomas GearyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1780
ADM 6/22/163
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.10.1778 - 15.10.1779Carpenter
Richard BryantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1802
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1764 - 1766Midshipman
John WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1798
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Service History


DateEventSource
15.3.1757Began building at Saltash - Cornwall BWAS-1714
23.1.1758Completed building at Saltash - Cornwall at a cost of £2445.7.6dBWAS-1714
23.1.1758Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
28.5.1758Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3305.12.9dBWAS-1714
30.4.1759Took the Privateer
Le Chasseur 1759-1759
French Privateer
BG
30.4.1759Took the Privateer
Le Conquérant (6) 1759-1759
French 6 Gun
Privateer
BG
5.5.1760Took the Privateer
L'Hercule 1760-1760
French Privateer

22.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1763Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1763Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £0.6.3dBWAS-1714
26.5.1763Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
4.1764RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1764Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1764Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5075.5.5dBWAS-1714
9.1766Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
24.9.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.10.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1767RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1767Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3079.0.4dBWAS-1714
3.2.1770Paid offADM 51
29.6.1770

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1770Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1770Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1851.19.7dBWAS-1714
18.6.1771Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
4.1774At South CarolinaBWAS-1714
8.1777Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
23.9.1777Renamed PlutoBWAS-1714
4.1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1778Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
6.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5377.7.11dBWAS-1714
27.7.17781st Battle of Ushant
5.1780coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1303.0.2dBWAS-1714
30.11.1780Taken by
Le Duc de Chartres (14) 1780-1782
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig
off the Scilly Isles



Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
 
 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 26th of April 2014 17:35

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 29 (1759). p. 239
Admiralty-Office, On the 30th of April, Capt. Hughes, of his majesty's frigate, Tamer, fell in with two French privateers, of Portland, both of which he took, and brought them safe into Plymouth Sound. One was Chaffeur of Dunkirk of 6 carriage guns, 4 of which she had thrown over board, and 40 men; the other, the Conqurant from Chorburg mounting 6 carriage and ten swivels, with 29 men.

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