Thunder

7104
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.11.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1778BWAS-1714
Launched18.5.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEtna ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714
Foundered2.1.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Length of Keel74' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet22.5616 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen304 5294Tons BM 

Armament


18.5.1779Broadside 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
2.177660Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.5.1779 - 2.1.1781CommanderJohn Wallace (d.1781)† ADM 6/21/557BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1779Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.6.1779Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.8.1779Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2645.11.9dBWAS-1714
6.1780Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1412.1.6dBWAS-1714
2.1.1781Lost with all hands in the Channel sonn after sailing from SpitheadBWAS-1714

 

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