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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
Constructor
James TaylorBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1746
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1745 - 7.2.1745/46Commander
Thomas CravenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1770
ADM 6/16/477
BWAS-1714
8.2.1745/46 - 1.7.1746Commander
Anthony KerlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/17/59
ADM 6/17
6.11.1746 - 29.5.1747Commander
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/17/170
BWAS-1714
5.6.1747 - 1.11.1748Commander
John MidwinterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1748
ADM 6/17/232
BWAS-1714
1.11.1748 - 6.5.1749Commander
Wittewronge TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
ADM 6/17/513
ref:1059
13.2.1751/52 - 14.2.1755Captain
Andrew CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1755
ADM 6/18/25
BWAS-1714
14.2.1755 - 5.8.1755Commander
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
ADM 6/18/224
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 6.1.1756
BWAS-1714
5.8.1755 - 11.10.1755Commander
William YongeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1755
ADM 6/18/186
ADM 6/18
11.10.1755 - 11.1.1757Commander
Edward GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1763
ADM 6/18/311
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 27.9.1756
BWAS-1714
11.1.1757 - 21.11.1760Commander
John BolesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1760
ADM 6/18/342
BWAS-1714
21.11.1760 - 12.4.1762Commander
Lord Francis ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1787
ADM 6/19/210
BWAS-1714
12.4.1762 - 17.1.1764Commander
Francis RichardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1775
ADM 6/19/400
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 13.8.1766Commander
Edward CauldwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1772
Transfered ADM 6/20/79
ADM 6/20
26.5.1768 - 14.3.1769Commander
George FarmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1758
ADM 6/20/204
ADM 6/20
14.3.1769 - 18.9.1770Commander
Thomas PasleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
Transfered ADM 6/20/231
BWAS-1714
18.9.1770 - 20.9.1773Commander
George YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1808
ADM 6/20/291
BWAS-1714
20.9.1773 - 17.10.1776Commander
Samuel WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1778
ADM 6/20/506
BWAS-1714
17.10.1776 - 29.11.1777Commander
Charles HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1792
ADM 6/21/221
BWAS-1714
29.11.1777 - 7.2.1778Commander
The Hon. Thomas WindsorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1795
ADM 6/21/340
ADM 6/21
9.2.1778 - 13.1.1779Commander
Lewis RobertsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1794
ADM 6/21/365
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1745/46 - 5.6.1747Lieutenant
Thomas MorseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1751
Transfered ADM 6/17/63
ADM 6/17
8.6.1747 - 29.1.1747/48Lieutenant
Daniel RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1748
ADM 6/17/235
ADM 6/19
29.1.1747/48 - 6.5.1749Lieutenant
Murdo GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1749
ADM 6/17/454
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 11.4.1749
ADM 6/17
13.1.1751/52 - 3.5.1753Lieutenant
John DalrympleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1757
Transfered ADM 6/18/25
ADM 6/18

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.11.1752 - 8.11.1754Midshipman
William TruscottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1797
ADM 107/4/394
ADM 107/4
9.11.1754 - 6.5.1756Master's Mate
William TruscottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1797
Transfered ADM 107/4/394
ADM 107/4

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
8.4.1752 - 6.11.1752Able Seaman
William TruscottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1797
ADM 107/4/394
ADM 107/4

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 1745-1745
French Privateer Unknown

27.3.1746Took the Privateer
La Revanche 1746-1746
French Privateer Unknown

1.4.1746Took the Privateer
La Charmante 1746-1746
French Privateer Unknown

27.5.1746Took the Snow
La Ressource (8) 1746-1746
French 8 Gun
Privateer Snow
and carried by Hms Weazle at Spithead
BG
29.7.1746Took the Privateer
L'Epervier 1746-1746
French Privateer Unknown

3.8.1746Took the Privateer
Le Delangle (2) 1746-1746
French 2 Gun
Privateer Unknown

8.10.1746Took the Privateer
La Fortuné (10) 1746-1746
French 10 Gun
Privateer Unknown

8.10.1746Took the Shallop
La Jeantie (6) 1746-1746
French 6 Gun
Privateer Shallop
off the Isle of Wight
BG
24.4.1747Took the Dogger
La Gorgonne (6) 1747-1747
French 6 Gun
Privateer Dogger

24.4.1747Took the Privateer
La Charlotte (10) 1747-1747
French 10 Gun
Privateer Unknown
on the Dutch Coast
BG
30.3.1748Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora de la Concepcion 1748-1748
Spanish Privateer Unknown
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 1761-1761
French Privateer Unknown

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) 1766-1800
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off St Eustatius


 

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