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Fly

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.8.1775BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1776BWAS-1714
Named25.8.1775BWAS-1714
Launched14.9.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.7.1776BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSwan ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
George WhiteBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1773-1779
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered1.1802BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 7"Imperial Feet29.2904 
Length of Keel78' 11 ½"Imperial Feet23.7871 
Breadth26' 10"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 9"Imperial Feet2.0574 
Draught Aft10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen302 3894Tons BM 

Armament


14.9.1776Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1780Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1794Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.5.1766125Design Complement

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.7.1776 - 1.10.1779Commander
Edward GarnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1781
ADM 6/21/200
BWAS-1714
1.10.1779 - 15.8.1781Commander
Billy DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1813
ADM 6/22/31
BWAS-1714
15.1.1781 - 15.8.1781Commander
Milham PonsonbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1809
ADM 6/22/369
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 23.11.1781
ADM 6/22
15.8.1781 - 16.3.1782Commander
Martin WaghornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1785
ADM 6/22/325
ADM 6/22
16.3.1782 - 12.5.1783Commander
Timothy KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1783
ADM 6/22/425
ADM 6/22
1.12.1787Commander
George Blagden WestcottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1787
ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
10.5.1790 - 3.12.1791Commander
James DrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1791
ADM 6/24/27
BWAS-1714
25.10.1792 - 29.10.1793Commander
William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ADM 6/24/179
BWAS-1714
29.10.1793 - 6.1794Commander
Thomas AffleckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1795
ADM 6/24/278
BWAS-1714
9.6.1794 - 4.1797Commander
Richard Hussey MoubrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1821
BWAS-1714
5.1797 - 8.11.1798Commander
William CumberlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1825
BWAS-1714
8.11.1798 - 15.11.1800Commander
Zachariah MudgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1849
BWAS-1714
15.11.1800 - 1.1802Commander
Thomas DuvallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1802
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1776Began building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
14.9.1776Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
14.9.1776Completed building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8694.8.4dBWAS-1714
19.10.1776Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.12.1776Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1778Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1998.11.0dBWAS-1714
1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
25.9.1782Took the Cutter
L'Escamoteur (10) 1782-1782
French 10 Gun
Privateer Cutter
with his 2 prizes : a brig and a sloop
BG
21.5.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1788Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1789Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3111.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1790Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1589.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.6.1790Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
10.6.1791Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
3.12.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1792Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1792Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2798.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.3.1794Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
22.8.1796Took the Lugger
Le Furet 1796-1796
French Privateer Lugger
off Portland
BG
6.2.1799

Arrived at Plymouth with the prize Glaneur

TNC
14.2.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth on a cruise

TNC
31.3.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth

TNC
7.1800At HalifaxBWAS-1714
24.8.1800Took the Cutter
Le Trompeur 1793-1800
French Privateer Cutter
in the Channel

1801Sailed with convoy to AfricaBWAS-1714
1.1802Lost with all hands off NewfoundlandBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Patrick Reid on Monday 15th of February 2021 13:33

Great info.Does anyone have any ideaa whether Fly was oak or fir built?

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