Weazle

7392
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1782BWAS-1714
Launched18.4.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1785BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandwich - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassChilders Class - ModifiedBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAndrew HillsBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Wrecked12.2.1799BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 11"Imperial Feet23.7776 
Length of Keel60' 8"Imperial Feet18.4912 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen201 6494Tons BM 

Armament


18.4.1783Broadside Weight = 47 Imperial Pound ( 21.3148 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
178180Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1785 - 24.5.1788CommanderSamuel Hood (1762-1814) ADM 6/23/279BWAS-17142.7.1788 - 21.9.1790CommanderHerbert Browell ADM 6/23/469ADM 6/2321.9.1790 - 25.10.1790CommanderNew Hill Eastwood (d.1797) ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/2419.11.1790 - 15.2.1791CommanderJoseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831) ADM 6/24/87ADM 6/2425.2.1791 - 9.1791CommanderJames Keith Shepard ADM 6/24/108BWAS-17148.3.1793 - 24.9.1793CommanderWilliam Taylor ADM 6/24/217BWAS-171424.9.1793 - 25.11.1794CommanderJohn Murray (d.1805) ADM 6/24/268BWAS-171425.11.1794 - 10.4.1795CommanderWilloughby Thomas Lake (1773-1847)BWAS-171410.4.1795 - 2.9.1795CommanderHenry Gunter (d.1806)BWAS-17142.9.1795 - 14.4.1796CommanderThomas DundasBWAS-171414.4.1796 - 2.2.1798CommanderJohn Mason Lewis (d.1835)BWAS-17142.2.1798 - 12.2.1799CommanderHenry Grey (d.1799)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.4.1793 - 20.8.1793BoatswainGeorge William Forster (d.1820)NAO

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1797 - 1799Master's MateJohn Ballantyne (1775-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1782Began building at Sandwich - Kent BWAS-1714
18.4.1783Completed building at Sandwich - Kent at a cost of £1902.4.5dBWAS-1714
17.5.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1784Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £561.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1785Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.6.1785Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £785.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.7.1785Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
9.1790Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1791Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1612.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.1791Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.1791Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1122.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
25.9.1797Took the Privateer L'Entreprenante in the Channel
1798Took the Privateer Le Petit Chasseur in the Channel
12.2.1799Wrecked in Barbstable bay, only the Purser survivedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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