Cherokee -> 1777 Dispatch

Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardNewbury - Massachusetts BWAS-1714
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSurvey Vessel BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck76' 2"Imperial Feet23.1733 
Length of Keel59' 11 ½"Imperial Feet17.9959 
Breadth23' 7"Imperial Feet7.0697 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen117 2994Tons BM 


1.1775Broadside Weight = 11 Imperial Pound ( 4.9887 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.177530 BWAS-1714
4.177716 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer

16.1.1775 - 16.4.1777LieutenantJohn Ferguson (c.1731-1818)BWAS-1714

Service History

10.9.1774Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.4.1775Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2064.7.2dBWAS-1714
30.6.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
4.1777Based at WoolwichBWAS-1714
4.1777Refitted as a 6 gun Unrated Transport
4.1777Renamed DispatchBWAS-1714
4.1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714

Paid off

7.1777Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £661.5.1dBWAS-1714
27.2.1783Sold at Woolwich for £520BWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Codrington built 1773


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