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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.4.1749BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down18.4.1749BWAS-1714
Named23.6.1749BWAS-1714
Launched4.7.1749BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.7.1749BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Designed by
Peirson LockBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Peirson LockBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold4.1.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck73' 3"Imperial Feet22.2758 
Length of Keel61' 9"Imperial Feet18.8214 
Breadth20' 8"Imperial Feet6.2992 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Draught Forward5' 3"Imperial Feet1.6002 
Draught Aft7' 9"Imperial Feet2.3622 
Burthen140 3784Tons BM 

Armament


7.1749Broadside Weight = 14.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.174950 BWAS-1714

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.7.1749 - 17.10.1754Commander
John BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1754
ADM 6/17/484
BWAS-1714
26.6.1755 - 2.6.1760Commander
William LeaverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1749
ADM 6/18/176
BWAS-1714
2.6.1760 - 6.8.1761Commander
Edward Vernon YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1778
ADM 6/19/170
BWAS-1714
6.8.1761 - 12.7.1762Commander
George CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1795
ADM 6/19/338
ADM 6/19
12.7.1762 - 14.10.1762Commander
The Hon. William CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1807
Transfered ADM 6/19/422
BWAS-1714
14.10.1762 - 20.2.1763Commander
William WebsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1777
ADM 6/19/443
BWAS-1714
11.4.1763 - 7.6.1763Commander
Joseph NorwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1777
ADM 6/19/481
ADM 6/19
7.6.1763 - 12.8.1763Commander
Charles LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1775
Transfered ADM 6/19/506
BWAS-1714
12.8.1763 - 25.8.1766Commander
George TalbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/19/527
BWAS-1714
25.8.1766 - 30.8.1769Commander
James CummingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ADM 6/20/134
BWAS-1714
30.8.1769 - 21.10.1772Commander
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
ADM 6/20/30
B125
21.10.1772 - 4.4.1773Commander
Richard TobyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1773
ADM 6/20/462
BWAS-1714
13.4.1773 - 25.6.1773Commander
Saint John ChinneryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1780
ADM 6/20/487
BWAS-1714
26.6.1773 - 27.10.1774Commander
Saint John ChinneryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1780
ADM 6/20/501
ADM 6/20
27.10.1774 - 6.12.1777Commander
Richard Rodney BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
ADM 6/21/56
BWAS-1714
6.12.1777 - 18.4.1778Commander
William BlairBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1781
BWAS-1714
29.4.1778 - 31.10.1780Commander
James LysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1780
ADM 6/21/398
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
18.4.1749Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.7.1749Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2688.11.5dBWAS-1714
1750In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1751In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1752In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1.1753Sailed to Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
25.10.1754

Paid off and laid up at Deptford

BWAS-1714
14.1.1755SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1756In the DownsBWAS-1714
1757In the DownsBWAS-1714
20.4.1758

Paid off?

ADM 51
6.1760Recommissioned for cruising in home watersBWAS-1714
20.2.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.3.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1764Irish SeaBWAS-1714
4.4.1773

Paid off?

BWAS-1714
22.6.1773At the Spithead ReviewBWAS-1714
9.1774Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1774Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £746.16.6dBWAS-1714
31.10.1780

Paid off

BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1754-16.9.1754Convoy for the King from Holland
Lord George Anson (1st Baron Anson)British
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
 
 

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