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Wolf

7434
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.8.1753BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.10.1753BWAS-1714
Named26.3.1754BWAS-1714
Launched24.5.1754BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCruizer Class (1752)BWAS-1714
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Sold15.8.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 6"Imperial Feet22.8905 
Length of Keel62' 3"Imperial Feet18.9357 
Breadth20' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Depth in Hold9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Draught Forward5' 11"Imperial Feet1.5494 
Draught Aft7' 4"Imperial Feet2.2352 
Burthen140 7994Tons BM 

Armament


24.5.1754Broadside Weight = 14.5 Imperial Pound ( 6.576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
24.5.175450Design ComplementBWAS-1714

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.7.1754 - 8.5.1756Commander
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1766
ADM 6/18/105
ADM 6/18
12.5.1756 - 3.4.1759Commander
Edward CrickettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1769
ADM 6/18/264
BWAS-1714
3.4.1759 - 25.9.1759Commander
Hugh BromedgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
Transfered ADM 6/19/53
BWAS-1714
3.10.1759 - 25.2.1760Commander
Hugh BromedgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/19/100
ADM 6/19
25.2.1760 - 9.3.1763Commander
William LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1770
ADM 6/19/139
BWAS-1714
4.4.1763 - 31.5.1766Commander
John HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1766
ADM 6/19/478
BWAS-1714
31.5.1766 - 7.6.1769Commander
Andrew BarkleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1783
ADM 6/20/122
BWAS-1714
7.6.1769 - 24.6.1771Commander
John RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1794
Transfered ADM 6/20/241
BWAS-1714
8.7.1771 - 3.6.1774Commander
William WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1778
ADM 6/20/390
ADM 6/20
3.6.1774 - 18.9.1775Commander
Thomas HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1775
ADM 6/21/33
BWAS-1714
18.9.1775 - 17.9.1777Commander
Arthur KempeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1821
ADM 6/21/121
BWAS-1714
17.9.1777 - 13.5.1778Commander
Thomas GaborianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1795
ADM 6/21/312
ADM 6/21
13.5.1778 - 7.4.1781Commander
Martin ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1781
ADM 6/21/404
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.4.1761 - 17.9.1761Lieutenant
Henry NewtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1782
ADM 6/19/310
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2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1775 - 1.9.1775Midshipman
Bartholomew JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1825
Transfered
NRS006
2.1775 - 2.9.1775Midshipman
James BartholomewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1825
NRS006

Service History


DateEventSource
10.10.1753Began building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
24.5.1754Completed building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3125.1.0dBWAS-1714
24.5.1754Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
24.9.1754Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.4.1758Took the Snow
La Marquise de Saint-Ange (8) 1758-1758
French 8 Gun
Privateer Snow
BG
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
9.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.4.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
1765Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
15.8.1781Sold at Portsmouth for £262.10.0dBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1754-16.9.1754Convoy for the King from Holland
Lord George Anson (1st Baron Anson)British
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 23rd of June 2021 05:07

31 May 1766 Wolf8 sloop Commander John Hay leaves the command recommissioned by lieutenant Andrew Barkley promoted Commander, for the next three years in home waters and seeing some service off Cornwall.

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