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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.8.1753BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.9.1753BWAS-1714
Named26.3.1754BWAS-1714
Launched22.7.1754BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.7.1754BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward Allin (d.1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Wrecked14.9.1766BWAS-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' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Burthen140 7994Tons BM 

Armament


22.7.1754Broadside 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
22.7.175450Design ComplementBWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.7.1754 - 12.5.1756CommanderEdward Jekyll (d.1776) ADM 6/18/105BWAS-171412.5.1756 - 5.5.1757CommanderThomas Burnett (1724-1783) ADM 6/18/264BWAS-17145.5.1757 - 19.5.1758CommanderJohn Rushworth (d.1779) ADM 6/18/394BWAS-171419.5.1758 - 18.10.1758CommanderHerbert Sawyer (c.1731-1798) ADM 6/18/514BWAS-171412.11.1759 - 27.8.1760CommanderSir Thomas Adams (6th Baronet of London) (c.1738-1770) ADM 6/19/111BWAS-171427.8.1760 - 9.4.1763CommanderHugh Bromedge (c.1714-1792) ADM 6/19/193BWAS-17149.4.1763 - 17.11.1763CommanderDennis Every (c.1710-1777) ADM 6/19/480BWAS-171420.11.1763 - 22.11.1763CommanderChristopher Atkins (c.1728-1791) ADM 6/19/554ADM 6/1922.11.1763 - 14.9.1766CommanderHugh Bromedge (c.1714-1792) ADM 6/19/550BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
26.9.1753Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1754Commissioned for the Bristol ChannelBWAS-1714
22.7.1754Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2230.5.2dBWAS-1714
22.7.1754Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.9.1754Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1074.1.10dBWAS-1714
18.2.1757Took the Privateer Le Renard (14)
4.1757Happy vs Infernal
4.1757Took the Privateer L'Infernale (12) B103
7.1759Imprest serviceBWAS-1714
21.2.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1763Coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
14.9.1766Wrecked off Winterton, NorfolkBWAS-1714

 

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