Ferret

7662
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1763BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.7.1763BWAS-1714
Launched8.10.1763BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFerret ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward Allin (d.1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold18.6.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck50' 0"Imperial Feet15.24 
Length of Keel39' 0"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Breadth20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Depth in Hold7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen82 9394Tons BM 

Armament


8.10.1763Broadside 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
4.176330Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.11.1763 - 26.3.1766LieutenantJames Ayscough (c.1735-1789)BWAS-171423.9.1766 - 16.10.1770LieutenantWilliam Lockhart (d.1800)BWAS-171416.10.1770 - 21.9.1773LieutenantJames Norman (c.1735-1806)BWAS-171421.9.1773 - 13.3.1776LieutenantWilliam Don (d.1816)BWAS-171413.3.1776 - 26.1.1778LieutenantRichard Murray (c.1734-1789)BWAS-171426.1.1778 - 30.5.1781LieutenantGeorge MowbrayBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1763Commissioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
8.10.1763building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1006.17.3dBWAS-1714
8.10.1763Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
26.3.1764Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1778In the North SeaBWAS-1714
30.5.1781Paid offADM 51
18.6.1781Sold at Sheerness for £125BWAS-1714

 

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