Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.7.1732BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.9.1732BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck84' 0"Imperial Feet25.6032 
Length of Keel68' 1"Imperial Feet20.7296 
Breadth23' 6"Imperial Feet7.0612 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen200Tons BM 


9.1732Broadside Weight = 15 Imperial Pound ( 6.8028 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.173280 BWAS-1714

9 Ship Commanders

5.9.1732 - 10.8.1739Commander James Rycault (d.1758) ADM 6/15/120BWAS-171410.8.1739 - 25.12.1739Commander Dandy Kidd (d.1740/41) ADM 6/15/210BWAS-171426.12.1739 - 4.1.1739/40Commander Robert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/14/242ADM 6/154.1.1739/40 - 14.2.1739/40Commander Francis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/15/243ADM 6/1515.2.1739/40 - 17.7.1740Commander Rowland Frogmere (d.1744) Transfered ADM 6/15/248BWAS-171418.7.1740 - 23.7.1740Commander Joseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/15/312ADM 6/1524.7.1740 - 2.11.1740Commander George Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/16/315BWAS-17143.11.1740 - 18.2.1740/41Commander David Cheap (d.1752) ADM 6/17/81
Issued by George Anson (1697-1762), Pacific Ocean
Confirmed 28.3.1746
19.2.1740/41 - 25.9.1741Commander Charles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 6/16/186
Confirmed 1.6.1743

3 Commissioned Officers

5.9.1732 - 15.5.1738Lieutenant Samuel Bridges (d.1739) Transfered ADM 6/15/121ADM 6/149.5.1739 - 29.8.1739Lieutenant William Baker (d.bef.1760) Transfered ADM 6/15/175ADM 6/153.11.1740 - 25.9.1741Lieutenant John Hughes (c.1707-1745) Transfered ADM 6/16/327
Confirmed 22.6.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Crewman

12.7.1735 - 17.7.1736Able Seaman John Playters (1716/17-c.1743) Transfered ADM 107/3/406ADM 107/3

Service History

11.7.1732Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1732Commissioned for the North Sea and ChannelBWAS-1714
6.9.1732Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2583.10.2dBWAS-1714
6.9.1732Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
29.9.1732Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1740In the North SeaBWAS-1714
10.6.1741Arrived at Juan Fernandez IslandBWAS-1714
4.10.1741Scuttled as unservicable off ValparaisoBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
19.6.1740-14.6.1744Anson's Circumnavigation George Anson (1697-1762) 

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