Vulture

7369
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 ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn GreavesBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.4.1744 - 16.10.1744CommanderJohn Hardy (c.1720-1796) ADM 6/16/284BWAS-171421.8.1744 - 4.10.1744CommanderElliott Elliott (d.1745) ADM 6/16/353ADM 6/1617.10.1744 - 11.7.1745CommanderWilliam Bulley (d.1746) ADM 6/16/372BWAS-171412.7.1745 - 1.9.1745CommanderThomas Knackston (1710-1788) ADM 6/16/508ADM 6/162.9.1745 - 20.4.1746CommanderSamuel Faulknor (c.1719-1759) ADM 6/16/537ADM 6/1621.4.1746 - 10.11.1746CommanderJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/17/93BWAS-171411.11.1746 - 11.5.1748CommanderJames Butler (c.1718-1759) ADM 6/17/172BWAS-171411.5.1748 - 23.6.1748CommanderJames Kirk (c.1721-1787) ADM 6/17/461
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 12.5.1749
ADM 6/17
23.6.1748 - 24.1.1750/51CommanderRobert Craig (1715-1769) ADM 6/17/470
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 19.6.1749
ADM 6/17
24.1.1750/51 - 10.12.1751CommanderFrancis Wyatt (d.1777) ADM 6/17/542BWAS-171410.12.1751 - 30.5.1755CommanderWilliam Kinsey (d.1755)† ADM 6/18/18BWAS-171410.5.1755 - 21.3.1758CommanderJohn Scaife (c.1709-1773) ADM 6/18/464
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Commission confirmed 27.12.1757
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1744 - 30.9.1744LieutenantWalter Davies (d.1746) ADM 6/16/343ADM 6/1621.11.1744 - 24.4.1746LieutenantRobert Ritchie ADM 6/16/390ADM 6/16

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.5.1748 - 12.7.1748Able SeamanWilliam Locker (1731-1800) ADM 107/4/345ADM 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) between Portland and the Isle of Wight and carried into WeymouthBG
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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