Cameleon

7560
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.6.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
Named25.7.1776BWAS-1714
Launched26.3.1777BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.3.1777BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked12.10.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 10"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Length of Keel79' 5"Imperial Feet24.0933 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen307 8994Tons BM 

Armament


26.3.1777Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1777 - 19.9.1777CommanderWilliam Duddingston (1740-1817) ADM 6/21/269BWAS-171419.9.1777 - 24.2.1779CommanderJohn Leigh Douglas (1741-1810) ADM 6/21/314BWAS-171422.2.1779 - 10.3.1779CommanderWalter Young ADM 6/21/513ADM 6/2110.3.1779 - 11.9.1779CommanderHugh Broughton ADM 6/21/522BWAS-171411.9.1779 - 17.1.1780CommanderJames Johnston (c.1711-1780)BWAS-171417.1.1780 - 12.10.1780CommanderArthur Walter ADM 6/22/265
Issued by Hyde Parker (1713/14-1783), West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Commission confirmed 26.3.1781
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1776Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
26.3.1777Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2850.8.1dBWAS-1714
7.4.1777Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
13.5.1777Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2922.17.5dBWAS-1714
12.1777Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
17.6.1779Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.10.1780Wrecked in the Great Hurrican at St Lucia with no survivorsBWAS-1714

 

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