Tortoise

7821
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased12.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeArmed Storeship BWAS-1714
Sold10.2.1785BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck122' 8"Imperial Feet37.1948 
Length of Keel102' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet31.0928 
Breadth33' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet10.0648 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen621 9294Tons BM 

Armament


3.1782Broadside Weight = 192 Imperial Pound ( 87.072 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.178275 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1782 - 12.1784LieutenantWalter Serocold (1758-1794)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.3.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5381.10.9dBWAS-1714
11.9.1782Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
12.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
10.2.1785Sold at Deptford for £930BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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