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Nominal Guns22BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.9.1777BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt17.8.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck122' 6"Imperial Feet37.1925 
Length of Keel105' 9"Imperial Feet32.0497 
Breadth34' 10 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Burthen684 1494Tons BM 

Armament


11.1777Broadside Weight = 195 Imperial Pound ( 88.4325 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

12.1778Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1777150 BWAS-1714

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1777 - 22.11.1777Commander
John HenryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1812
ADM 6/21/491
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 23.12.1778
ADM 6/21
22.11.1777 - 12.12.1779Commander
Brabazon ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1788
ADM 6/21/436
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 22.7.1778
BWAS-1714
12.12.1779 - 25.1.1780Commander
William BettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1781
ADM 6/22/217
Issued by
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
, North America
Confirmed 25.12.1780
ADM 6/22
25.1.1780 - 17.8.1780Commander
Thomas GoldesboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1807
ADM 6/22/81
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.11.1779 - 20.9.1780Purser
Daniel B DawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1777-1822
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
22.7.1778Encounter at Sandy Hook
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
22.12.1778Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Armed Ship
9.9.1779Siege of Savannah
17.8.1780Put out of commission at New York and burnt as unfit at Beaufort SCBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Empress of Russia

 

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