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 Commissioned24.7.1749
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Designed byPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
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 - 17.10.1754CommanderJohn Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 6/17/484BWAS-171426.6.1755 - 2.6.1760CommanderWilliam Leaver (c.1709-1764) ADM 6/18/176BWAS-17142.6.1760 - 6.8.1761CommanderEdward Vernon Yates (c.1729-1801) ADM 6/19/170BWAS-17146.8.1761 - 12.7.1762CommanderGeorge 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 - 20.2.1763CommanderWilliam Webster (c.1727-c.1777) ADM 6/19/443BWAS-171411.4.1763 - 7.6.1763CommanderJoseph Norwood (c.1725-1793) ADM 6/19/481ADM 6/197.6.1763 - 12.8.1763CommanderCharles Leslie (d.1775) ADM 6/19/506BWAS-171412.8.1763 - 25.8.1766CommanderGeorge Talbot (c.1730-1787) ADM 6/19/527BWAS-171425.8.1766 - 30.8.1769CommanderJames Cumming (1738-1808) ADM 6/20/134BWAS-171430.8.1769 - 21.10.1772CommanderHenry Duncan (1735-1814) ADM 6/20/30B12521.10.1772 - 4.4.1773CommanderRichard Toby (c.1717-c.1773) ADM 6/20/462BWAS-171413.4.1773 - 25.6.1773CommanderSaint John Chinnery (c.1730-c.1787) ADM 6/20/487BWAS-171426.6.1773 - 27.10.1774CommanderSaint John Chinnery (c.1730-c.1787) ADM 6/20/501ADM 6/2027.10.1774 - 6.12.1777CommanderRichard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821) ADM 6/21/56BWAS-17146.12.1777 - 18.4.1778CommanderWilliam Blair (1741-1782)BWAS-171429.4.1778 - 31.10.1780CommanderJames 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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1754/091754/09/16Convoy for the King from HollandLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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