Tavistock -> 1747 Albany

Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned27.2.1744/45BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardGosport - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn DarleyBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 1"Imperial Feet27.7622 
Length of Keel74' 6"Imperial Feet22.5933 
Breadth26' 0 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen268 7094Tons BM 


22.3.1744/45Broadside 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

17 Commanding Officers

27.2.1744/45 - 11.8.1745CommanderJustinian Nutt (c.1704-1757) ADM 6/16/449BWAS-171412.8.1745 - 19.8.1745CommanderJohn Orme (1686-1764) ADM 6/16/526ADM 6/1622.8.1745 - 24.1.1746/47CommanderGeorge Mackenzie (d.1780) ADM 6/16/531BWAS-171424.1.1746/47 - 20.8.1747CommanderGilbert Young (c.1718-1755) ADM 6/17/193BWAS-171420.8.1747 - 11.3.1748/49CommanderGilbert Young (c.1718-1755) ADM 6/17/261ADM 6/1711.3.1748/49 - 10.12.1753CaptainJohn Rous (d.1760) ADM 6/17/447BWAS-171416.1.1755 - 5.6.1756CommanderWilliam Langdon (1711-1785) ADM 6/18/121ADM 6/185.6.1756 - 23.3.1757CommanderEdmund Affleck (1725-1788) ADM 6/18/277ADM 6/1823.3.1757 - 5.4.1757CommanderJohn Elliot (1732-1808) ADM 6/18/373ADM 6/185.4.1757 - 17.8.1757CommanderCharles Medows (1737-1816) ADM 6/18/380BWAS-171417.8.1757 - 18.10.1758CommanderJohn Dalrymple (1722-1798) ADM 6/18/429BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 30.7.1759CommanderWilliam Harris (c.1723-1766) ADM 6/18/549BWAS-171410.8.1759 - 11.2.1760CommanderThomas Hallum (1721-c.1804) ADM 6/19/85ADM 6/1922.5.1760 - 13.10.1760CommanderJohn Jervis (1734/35-1823) ADM 6/19/167BWAS-171413.10.1760 - 18.2.1762CommanderWilliam Brograve (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/19/203BWAS-171418.2.1762 - 9.8.1762CommanderThomas Symonds (c.1720-1792) ADM 6/19/387BWAS-17149.8.1762 - 12.2.1763CommanderThomas Pasley (1734-1808) ADM 6/19/427BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

28.4.1747 - 20.8.1747LieutenantBoswell Lyon (d.1754) ADM 6/17/221ADM 6/1720.8.1747 - 21.3.1748/49LieutenantBoswell Lyon (d.1754) ADM 6/17/261ADM 6/17

Service History

2.1745Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
22.3.1744/45building at Gosport - Hampshire at a cost of £2097.2.0dBWAS-1714
23.3.1744/45Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
19.4.1745Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1937.14.10dBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Lorient Operations
1.10.1746Action of 1746-10-01
20.8.1747Renamed AlbanyBWAS-1714
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Sloop BWAS-1603
3.1747/48Recommissioned for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1749In Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1.1749Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1749Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1615.6.6dBWAS-1714
10.12.1753Paid offBWAS-1714
10.12.1753Paid off at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford ADM 6/18
10.1754Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.10.1754Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Sloop BWAS-1714
1755At DublinBWAS-1714
2.1755Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2959.17.2dBWAS-1714
7.1759In the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1761Took the Privateer Sloop Tourterelle (14)
8.1762Cruising in home watersBWAS-1714
1.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
3.5.1763Sold at Woolwich for £635BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook

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