Tortoise

7179
Nominal Guns26BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Grenville' (1764) (26)
Purchased21.5.1777BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Constructor John Wells (d.1794)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeArmed Storeship BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered4.11.1779BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Keel110' 10"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth34' 7"Imperial Feet10.4077 
Depth in Hold14' 2 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen705 894Tons BM 

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.8.1777 - 16.4.1779Commander Jahleel Brenton (1729-1802) ADM 6/21/304BWAS-171419.4.1779 - 25.8.1779Commander Robert Manners Sutton (d.1794) ADM 6/22/136
Issued by Sir George Collier (1738-1795), North America
Commission confirmed 26.5.1780
ADM 6/22
25.8.1779 - 4.11.1779Commander John Frodsham (c.1736-1791) ADM 6/22/66
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 15.12.1779
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
21.5.1777Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3160.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1777Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
23.6.1777Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £1592.9.1dBWAS-1714
23.6.1777Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.7.1777Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3268.7.8dBWAS-1714
26.12.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.11.1779Foundered en-route from St Kitts to England with no lossBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Prussian Eagle

 

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