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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.12.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down26.1.1740/41BWAS-1714
Launched30.5.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.5.1741BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardCarter's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDrake Class (1740)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1696
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert CarterBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Foundered31.10.1756BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Length of Keel68' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet20.7328 
Breadth23' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet7.0168 
Depth in Hold9' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen203 4794Tons BM 

Armament


30.5.1741Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
30.5.174180Design ComplementBWAS-1714

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1741 - 24.6.1744Commander
William Clement BladwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1777
ADM 6/15/423
BWAS-1714
25.6.1744 - 2.8.1744Commander
Peter DenisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1778
ADM 6/16/329
BWAS-1714
3.8.1744 - 25.8.1745Commander
John HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1770
ADM 6/16/349
BWAS-1714
26.8.1745 - 16.4.1746Commander
John HydeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/16/534
ADM 6/16
17.4.1746 - 14.1.1746/47Commander
William FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1763
ADM 6/17/92
BWAS-1714
15.1.1746/47 - 21.4.1748Commander
Thomas WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1759
ADM 6/17/191
BWAS-1714
21.4.1748 - 8.10.1749Commander
Thomas WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1759
ADM 3/17/347
ADM 6/17
13.2.1753 - 11.3.1755Commander
Thomas HankersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1763
ADM 6/18/59
BWAS-1714
11.3.1755 - 28.2.1756Commander
George LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
Transfered ADM 6/18/146
BWAS-1714
13.7.1756 - 31.10.1756Commander
Walker FarrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1755
† ADM 6/18/291
ADM 6/18

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1741 - 18.5.1744Lieutenant
Peter RawlingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1748
Dismissed ADM 6/15/423
ADM 6/15
16.1.1744/45 - 27.12.1745Lieutenant
Dennis DowningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1759
Transfered ADM 6/16/425
ADM 6/16
24.3.1746/47 - 8.3.1747/48Lieutenant
Thomas RoddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1755
Transfered ADM 6/17/211
ADM 6/17
14.3.1747/48 - 31.5.1748Lieutenant
William SkyesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1752
ADM 6/17/331
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
23.1.1740/41Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
30.5.1741Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £1475.0.0dBWAS-1714
30.5.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.7.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1626.15.6dBWAS-1714
1742In North CarolinaBWAS-1714
1743In North CarolinaBWAS-1714
1745In the North SeaBWAS-1714
8.10.1749Paid off at The Nore ADM 106
5.1752Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.5.1752Paid off at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/18
2.1753RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1753Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £732.3.1dBWAS-1714
6.1753Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1753Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1008.0.4dBWAS-1714
31.10.1756Lost?BWAS-1714

 

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