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


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 Commanding Officers

5.9.1732 - 10.8.1739CommanderJames Rycault (d.1758) ADM 6/15/120BWAS-171410.8.1739 - 25.12.1739CommanderDandy Kidd (d.1740/41) ADM 6/15/210BWAS-171426.12.1739 - 4.1.1739/40CommanderRobert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/14/242ADM 6/154.1.1739/40 - 14.2.1739/40CommanderFrancis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/15/243ADM 6/1515.2.1739/40 - 13.7.1740CommanderRowland Frogmere (d.1744) ADM 6/15/248BWAS-171418.7.1740 - 23.7.1740CommanderJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/15/312ADM 6/1524.7.1740 - 2.11.1740CommanderGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/16/315BWAS-17143.11.1740 - 18.2.1740/41CommanderDavid Cheap (d.1752) ADM 6/17/81
Issued by George Anson (1697-1762), Pacific Ocean
Commission confirmed 28.3.1746
19.2.1740/41 - 25.9.1741CommanderCharles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 6/16/186
Commission confirmed 1.6.1743

3 Commissioned Officers

5.9.1732 - 15.5.1738LieutenantSamuel Bridges (d.1739) ADM 6/15/121ADM 6/149.5.1739 - 29.8.1739LieutenantWilliam Baker (d.bef.1760) ADM 6/15/175ADM 6/153.11.1740 - 25.9.1741LieutenantJohn Hughes (d.1745) ADM 6/16/327
Commission confirmed 22.6.1744
ADM 6/16

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

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1740/06/191744/06/14Anson's CircumnavigationGeorge Anson (1697-1762)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive

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