Vulture

7370
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.2.1762BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1762BWAS-1714
Named14.10.1762BWAS-1714
Launched12.1.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.10.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwift ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHumphrey DavisBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1771BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 4"Imperial Feet27.8384 
Length of Keel73' 7 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth26' 2 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold13' 4 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen268 7394Tons BM 

Armament


12.1.1763Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1762125Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.10.1762 - 18.5.1763CommanderJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/19/443ADM 6/1918.5.1763 - 20.6.1765CommanderCharles Hudson (c.1733-1803) ADM 6/19/499BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 7.1766CommanderJohn Robinson (c.1733-c.1807) ADM 6/20/79BWAS-171413.8.1766 - 4.11.1769CommanderEdward Cauldwell (d.1773) ADM 6/20/132ADM 6/204.11.1769 - 28.12.1770CommanderRobert Dring (c.1734-1789) ADM 6/20/345
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 30.1.1770
BWAS-1714
28.12.1770 - 5.1771CommanderTyringham Howe ADM 6/20/327BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1769 - 18.4.1771LieutenantJohn Graves ADM 6/20/368
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 29.4.1771
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Service History


DateEventSource
2.1762Began building at Northam - Devon BWAS-1714
12.1.1763Completed building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £2193.5.8dBWAS-1714
25.1.1763Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
24.6.1763Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1956.15.1dBWAS-1714
17.8.1763Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1766Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1766Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
23.8.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1766Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1989.9.4dBWAS-1714
4.10.1766Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.1771Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1771Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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