Thunder

7102
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.9.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down16.10.1758BWAS-1714
Named3.3.1759BWAS-1714
Launched15.3.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.6.1759
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassInfernal Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HennikerBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel
Sold2.9.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel74' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet22.5743 
Breadth27' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet8.236 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen302 3294Tons BM 

Armament


15.3.1759Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4716 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

4.1760Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

10.1761Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4716 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.175660Design Complement
4.1760110 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1759 - 16.6.1761CommanderArchibald Millar (d.1766) ADM 6/19/70BWAS-171416.6.1761 - 26.3.1762CommanderPhilip Boteler (c.1731-1787) ADM 6/19/323BWAS-171426.3.1762 - 1763CommanderRobert Haswell (c.1724-1801) ADM 6/19/531
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 30.8.1763
BWAS-1714
26.5.1768 - 10.1.1771CommanderWilliam Peere Williams (1740/41-1832) ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/2010.1.1771 - 31.1.1774CommanderArchibald Dickson (c.1739-1803) ADM 6/20/334ADM 6/205.7.1776 - 6.7.1776CommanderTobias Caulfield (c.1739-1781) ADM 6/21/322
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 7.10.1777
ADM 6/21

Service History


DateEventSource
16.10.1758Began building at Chatham BWAS-1714
15.3.1759Completed building at Chatham at a cost of £3578.16.2dBWAS-1714
15.3.1759Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
25.7.1759Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2246.3.8dBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
4.1760Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated  
4.1760fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £275.1.6dBWAS-1714
8.1761Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1761Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
10.1761Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £444.18.9dBWAS-1714
18.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
30.7.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.9.1774Sold for £400BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
 

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