Weazle

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Weasle
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named20.5.1745BWAS-1714
Acquired22.5.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.5.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames TaylorBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured13.1.1779BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Length of Keel76' 4 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.1743 
Breadth27' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet8.236 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen307 6594Tons BM 

Armament


5.1745Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1745110 BWAS-1714

20 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1745 - 7.2.1745/46CommanderThomas Craven (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/16/477BWAS-17148.2.1745/46 - 1.7.1746CommanderAnthony Kerly (c.1714-1764) ADM 6/17/59ADM 6/176.11.1746 - 29.5.1747CommanderThe Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800) ADM 6/17/170BWAS-17145.6.1747 - 1.11.1748CommanderJohn Midwinter (d.1753) ADM 6/17/232BWAS-17141.11.1748 - 6.5.1749CommanderWittewronge Taylor (c.1719-1760) ADM 6/17/513ref:105913.2.1751/52 - 14.2.1755CaptainAndrew Cockburne (c.1709-1768) ADM 6/18/25BWAS-171414.2.1755 - 5.8.1755CommanderRobert Digby (1732-1815) ADM 6/18/224
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 6.1.1756
BWAS-1714
5.8.1755 - 11.10.1755CommanderWilliam Yonge (c.1724-?) ADM 6/18/186ADM 6/1811.10.1755 - 11.1.1757CommanderEdward Gascoigne (c.1712-1764) ADM 6/18/311
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 27.9.1756
BWAS-1714
11.1.1757 - 21.11.1760CommanderJohn Boles (d.1761) ADM 6/18/342BWAS-171421.11.1760 - 12.4.1762CommanderLord Francis Reynolds (1739-1808) ADM 6/19/210BWAS-171412.4.1762 - 17.1.1764CommanderFrancis Richards (c.1719-1784) ADM 6/19/400BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 13.8.1766CommanderEdward Cauldwell (d.1773) ADM 6/20/79ADM 6/2026.5.1768 - 14.3.1769CommanderGeorge Farmer (c.1732-1779) ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/2014.3.1769 - 18.9.1770CommanderThomas Pasley (1734-1808) ADM 6/20/231BWAS-171418.9.1770 - 20.9.1773CommanderGeorge Young (1732-1810) ADM 6/20/291BWAS-171420.9.1773 - 17.10.1776CommanderSamuel Warren (d.1792) ADM 6/20/506BWAS-171417.10.1776 - 29.11.1777CommanderCharles Hope (d.1808) ADM 6/21/221BWAS-171429.11.1777 - 7.2.1778CommanderThe Hon. Thomas Windsor (1752-1832) ADM 6/21/340ADM 6/219.2.1778 - 13.1.1779CommanderLewis Robertson (d.1794) ADM 6/21/365BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1745/46 - 5.6.1747LieutenantThomas Morse (d.1751) ADM 6/17/63ADM 6/178.6.1747 - 29.1.1747/48LieutenantDaniel Rainier ADM 6/17/235ADM 6/1929.1.1747/48 - 6.5.1749LieutenantMurdo Grant (c.1716-1759) ADM 6/17/454
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 11.4.1749
ADM 6/17
13.1.1751/52 - 3.5.1753LieutenantJohn Dalrymple ADM 6/18/25ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
1745Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
22.5.1745Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2387.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1745Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
24.6.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2073.12.7dBWAS-1714
23.11.1745Took the Privateer Le Renard
27.3.1746Took the Privateer La Revanche
1.4.1746Took the Privateer La Charmante
27.5.1746Took the Snow La Ressource (8) and carried by Hms Weazle at SpitheadBG
29.7.1746Took the Privateer L'Epervier
3.8.1746Took the Privateer Le Delangle (2)
8.10.1746Took the Privateer La Fortuné (10)
8.10.1746Took the Shallop La Jeantie (6) off the Isle of WightBG
24.4.1747Took the Dogger La Gorgonne (6)
24.4.1747Took the Privateer La Charlotte (10) on the Dutch CoastBG
30.3.1748Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de la Concepcion in the West Indies
9.5.1749Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18
10.5.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1749Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1749/50Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1894.18.6dBWAS-1714
1.1752Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1752Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1436.12.7dBWAS-1714
5.1752Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1753In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1754In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1755In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
10.1755At JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1756Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.11.1756SurveyedBWAS-1714
1757RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1757Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2711.1.8dBWAS-1714
29.6.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
11.1760At BelleisleBWAS-1714
18.10.1761Took the Privateer Le Duc de Bourbon
3.8.1762Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
17.1.1764

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1769Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1769Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4937.9.10dBWAS-1714
14.6.1769Saield for West AfricaBWAS-1714
14.6.1769Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1714
21.2.1770Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1714
5.12.1770Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1714
5.12.1771Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1714
1773Off LundyBWAS-1714
9.1773Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
11.1773Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1183.18.9dBWAS-1714
19.11.1773Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1714
12.12.1774Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1714
10.1.1777Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.9.1777Action of 1777-09-04
13.1.1779Taken by La Boudeuse (32) off St Eustatius

 

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