Vigilant

7327
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.9.1777BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1777 - 22.11.1777CommanderJohn Henry (1731-1829) ADM 6/21/491
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 23.12.1778
ADM 6/21
22.11.1777 - 12.12.1779CommanderBrabazon Christian (1755-1789) ADM 6/21/436
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 22.7.1778
BWAS-1714
12.12.1779 - 25.1.1780CommanderWilliam Bett ADM 6/22/217
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 25.12.1780
ADM 6/22
25.1.1780 - 17.8.1780CommanderThomas Goldesborough ADM 6/22/81BWAS-1714

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

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Friday 15th of November 2019 00:51Tim OakleyBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Royal Sovereign' (1786) (100)
Thursday 14th of November 2019 05:17Albert ParkerBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Lennox' (1723) (70)
Thursday 14th of November 2019 03:56Tim OakleyBritish Other Vessels survey vessel 'Gleaner' (1809) (2)
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 18:36Tim OakleyBritish Sixth Rate post ship 'Arab' (1798) (22)
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 02:53Tim OakleyJoseph Briggs