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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 TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1783 - 30.3.1787Commander
John HillsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1794
: on board from 2.1783 ADM 6/23/1
BWAS-1714
30.3.1787 - 8.9.1789Commander
James KinneerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1808
ADM 6/23/391
BWAS-1714
8.9.1789 - 28.4.1790Commander
John LawfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1832
Transfered ADM 6/24/1
BWAS-1714
28.4.1790 - 21.9.1790Commander
James Robert MosseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1801
ADM 6/24/25
ADM 6/24
28.9.1790 - 22.11.1790Commander
Edmund CrawleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
ADM 6/24/71
BWAS-1714
5.1.1791 - 26.9.1791Commander
Thomas LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1791
ADM 6/24/100
BWAS-1714
4.7.1794Commander
Walter LockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
6.7.1794Commander
John MarshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1794
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
16.5.1798 - 7.7.1800Commander
John Browning EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1804
BWAS-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

 

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