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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named12.1739BWAS-1714
Purchased7.9.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.3.1739/40BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Hulked10.1743BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck88' 10"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Length of Keel70' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet21.3551 
Breadth25' 11 ⅛"Imperial Feet7.6232 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen253 2194Tons BM 

Armament


3.1739/40Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1739/4045 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1739/40 - 28.7.1740CommanderJohn Strutt ADM 6/15/252BWAS-171429.7.1740 - 6.1741CommanderThomas Pellatt ADM 6/15/316BWAS-171427.2.1741/42 - 15.10.1742CommanderOrmond Thomson (d.1753)BWAS-171414.10.1742 - 18.12.1743CommanderLachlan Leslie (d.1762) ADM 6/16/163
Commission confirmed 30.3.1743
ADM 6/16

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.3.1739/40 - 22.6.1740LieutenantRichard Kingsley (d.1742) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 16.6.1741LieutenantAlexander Bruce (d.1748) ADM 6/15/339ADM 6/1517.6.1741 - 25.6.1741LieutenantJohn Neale ADM 6/15/21
Commission confirmed 27.2.1741/42
ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
7.9.1739Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £987.11.5dBWAS-1714
26.9.1739Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.5.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2624.16.4dBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
6.1741At JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1743Condemned as a hulk at JamaicaBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Hunter purchased from Mr Wallis

Sources


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

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