Etna -> 1771 Scorpion

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named6.3.1771BWAS-1714
Purchased1.1771BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold27.12.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 4"Imperial Feet28.6766 
Length of Keel76' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.1807 
Breadth27' 5"Imperial Feet8.2477 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Burthen294 8494Tons BM 

Armament


8.1771Broadside Weight = 45.5 Imperial Pound ( 20.6346 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1771120 BWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1771 - 28.11.1771Commander James Cook (1728-1779) ADM 6/20/399BWAS-17143.12.1771 - 18.9.1772Commander Christopher Atkins (c.1728-1791) ADM 6/20/416BWAS-171418.9.1772 - 21.2.1775Commander George Keith Elphinstone (1745/46-1823) ADM 6/20/462
Issued by Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's) (c.1713-1778)
Commission confirmed 14.10.1772
BWAS-1714
21.2.1775 - 29.7.1775CommanderLord William Campbell (1730-1778) ADM 6/21/74ADM 6/2129.7.1775 - 4.3.1777CommanderThe Hon. John Tollemache (1750-1777) ADM 6/21/121
Issued by Samuel Graves (1713-1787), North America
Commission confirmed 26.9.1775
BWAS-1714
4.3.1777 - 25.9.1777Commander Philip Brown (d.1779) ADM 6/21/432
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 9.7.1778
BWAS-1714
25.9.1777 - 1.2.1778Commander Samuel Reeve (c.1732-1803)BWAS-17141.5.1779 - 23.3.1781Commander Samuel Osborn ADM 6/22/143
Issued by Sir George Collier (1738-1795), North America
Commission confirmed 19.6.1780
ADM 6/22

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1772 - 1775Midshipman William Domett (1754-1828)ref:6164.6.1777 - 1778Midshipman Edward Walpole Browne (1767-1846)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1771Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £2425.0.0dBWAS-1714
25.1.1771Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.7.1771Renamed ScorpionBWAS-1714
6.1.1772Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3368.4.11dBWAS-1714
9.4.1772Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1773In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1774In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
22.4.1775Sailed for South CarolinaBWAS-1714
1779Surveyed in North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.12.1781

Paid off at New York

BWAS-1714
27.12.1781

Sold by auction at New York

BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Former mercantile Borryan

 

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