Wasp

7386
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 Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
Constructor Peirson Lock (d.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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.7.1749 - 17.10.1754Commander John Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 6/17/484BWAS-171426.6.1755 - 2.6.1760Commander William Leaver (c.1709-1764) ADM 6/18/176BWAS-17142.6.1760 - 6.8.1761Commander Edward Vernon Yates (c.1729-1801) ADM 6/19/170BWAS-17146.8.1761 - 12.7.1762Commander George Collier (1738-1795) ADM 6/19/338ADM 6/1912.7.1762 - 14.10.1762CommanderThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/19/422BWAS-171414.10.1762 - 20.2.1763Commander William Webster (c.1727-c.1777) ADM 6/19/443BWAS-171411.4.1763 - 7.6.1763Commander Joseph Norwood (c.1725-1793) ADM 6/19/481ADM 6/197.6.1763 - 12.8.1763Commander Charles Leslie (d.1775) ADM 6/19/506BWAS-171412.8.1763 - 25.8.1766Commander George Talbot (c.1730-1787) ADM 6/19/527BWAS-171425.8.1766 - 30.8.1769Commander James Cumming (1738-1808) ADM 6/20/134BWAS-171430.8.1769 - 21.10.1772Commander Henry Duncan (1735-1814) ADM 6/20/30B12521.10.1772 - 4.4.1773Commander Richard Toby (c.1717-c.1773) ADM 6/20/462BWAS-171413.4.1773 - 25.6.1773Commander Saint John Chinnery (c.1730-c.1787) ADM 6/20/487BWAS-171426.6.1773 - 27.10.1774Commander Saint John Chinnery (c.1730-c.1787) ADM 6/20/501ADM 6/2027.10.1774 - 6.12.1777Commander Richard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821) ADM 6/21/56BWAS-17146.12.1777 - 18.4.1778Commander William Blair (1741-1782)BWAS-171429.4.1778 - 31.10.1780Commander James Lys (c.1739-1814) ADM 6/21/398BWAS-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 HollandLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762) 
 

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