Wasp

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired8.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardFolkstone - Kent BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Expended as Fireship7.7.1800BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 8"Imperial Feet23.7998 
Length of Keel56' 11 ⅝"Imperial Feet17.0847 
Breadth26' 2"Imperial Feet7.9333 
Depth in Hold10' 1"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Burthen207 4394Tons BM 

Armament


2.1783Broadside Weight = 32 Imperial Pound ( 14.512 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 4-Pounder

7.1798Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.178390 BWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1783 - 30.3.1787CommanderJohn Hills: on board from 2.1783 ADM 6/23/1BWAS-171430.3.1787 - 8.9.1789CommanderJames Kinneer (d.1811) ADM 6/23/391BWAS-17148.9.1789 - 28.4.1790CommanderJohn Lawford (1756-1842) ADM 6/24/1BWAS-171428.4.1790 - 21.9.1790CommanderJames Robert Mosse (d.1801) ADM 6/24/25ADM 6/2428.9.1790 - 22.11.1790CommanderEdmund Crawley ADM 6/24/71BWAS-17145.1.1791 - 26.9.1791CommanderThomas Lee (d.1800) ADM 6/24/100BWAS-17144.7.1794CommanderWalter Locke (d.1835) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794CommanderJohn Marsh ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/2516.5.1798 - 7.7.1800CommanderJohn Browning EdwardsBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
17.8.1782Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
22.3.1783Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1340.12.1dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid off at SheernessBWAS-1714
4.1798Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
4.1798fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2421.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1798Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
7.7.1800Attack on Dunkirk


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
 

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