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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.8.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.9.1743BWAS-1714
Named18.4.1744BWAS-1714
Launched4.5.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.4.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHind Class (1743)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold30.1.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 4"Imperial Feet27.8384 
Length of Keel73' 10 ⅞"Imperial Feet22.2726 
Breadth26' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet7.9439 
Depth in Hold12' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Burthen267 394Tons BM 

Armament


4.5.1744Broadside Weight = 23.5 Imperial Pound ( 10.6576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1748Broadside Weight = 31.5 Imperial Pound ( 14.2856 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1743110Design Complement
1748125 BWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.4.1744 - 16.10.1744Commander
John HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1762
: on board from 5.5.1744 ADM 6/16/284
BWAS-1714
21.8.1744 - 4.10.1744Commander
Elliott ElliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736
ADM 6/16/353
ADM 6/16
17.10.1744 - 11.7.1745Commander
William BulleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
ADM 6/16/372
BWAS-1714
12.7.1745 - 1.9.1745Commander
Thomas KnackstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1757
ADM 6/16/508
ADM 6/16
2.9.1745 - 20.4.1746Commander
Samuel FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1759
ADM 6/16/537
ADM 6/16
21.4.1746 - 10.11.1746Commander
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
ADM 6/17/93
BWAS-1714
11.11.1746 - 11.5.1748Commander
James ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1753
ADM 6/17/172
BWAS-1714
11.5.1748 - 23.6.1748Commander
James KirkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1742
ADM 6/17/461
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 12.5.1749
ADM 6/17
23.6.1748 - 16.6.1749Commander
Robert CraigBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758
ADM 6/17/470
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 19.6.1749
ADM 6/17
24.1.1750/51 - 10.12.1751Commander
Francis WyattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1760
ADM 6/17/542
BWAS-1714
10.12.1751 - 30.5.1755Commander
William KinseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1755
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/18
BWAS-1714
10.5.1755 - 15.2.1758Commander
John ScaifeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1762
ADM 6/18/464
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, North America
Confirmed 27.12.1757
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1744 - 30.9.1744Lieutenant
Walter DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1747
ADM 6/16/343
ADM 6/16
21.11.1744 - 24.4.1746Lieutenant
Robert RitchieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1760
Transfered ADM 6/16/390
ADM 6/16

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.5.1748 - 12.7.1748Able Seaman
William LockerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
Transfered ADM 107/4/345
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
11.9.1743Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
4.5.1744Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £1996.12.0dBWAS-1714
4.5.1744fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1864.10.9dBWAS-1714
6.1744Off DunkirkBWAS-1714
5.1745In the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.1746In Scottish watersBWAS-1714
3.6.1747Took the Dogger
L'Huitre (2) 1747-1747
French 2 Gun
Privateer Dogger
between Portland and the Isle of Wight and carried into Weymouth
BG
1748Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1748Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated
9.4.1748Battle of Santiago de Cuba
1749Paid off?BWAS-1714
7.1749Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.7.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.8.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1749Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £835.18.10dBWAS-1714
1.1751RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1750/51Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1751Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1313.15.11dBWAS-1714
6.1752Royal escortBWAS-1714
1.1753Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1755In North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.1755At HalifaxBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
15.2.1758Paid offBWAS-1714
5.12.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
30.1.1761Sold at Portsmouth for £250BWAS-1714

 

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