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HBMUS Mortar (1742)

Page history last edited by Cy 14 years, 12 months ago

Mortar, 8 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1741/09/14 B057
Laid Down 1741/10/08 B057
Launched 1742/02/25 B057
Shipyard Blackwall B057
Design Class Comet Class (1741)
Designer Surveyors The B057
Constructor Philemon Perry B057
Rate Unrated
Type Bomb Vessel
Out Service 1749/03/02 B057
Fate Sold B057

Dimensions
B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 91' 0" Imperial Feet 27.74
Length of Keel 75' 51/4" Imperial Feet 22.99
Breadth 26' 43/4" Imperial Feet 8.05
Depth in Hold 11' 2" Imperial Feet 3.4
Burthen 27954/94 Tons BM

Armament
1742/03 B057 Broadside Weight = 19
Gun Deck 8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck 1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck 1 British 10" Mortar
Gun Deck 12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1742/03 60 Establishment as a Bomb Vessel B057

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1742/03 1743 Commander John Hume B057
1743 1744/04 Commander Thomas Hanway B057
1744/04 1744/12 Commander Elliott Elliott B057
1744/12 1745/08 Commander Henry Cosby B057
1745/08 1748/07 Commander Charles Upton B057

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1742/05/22 Completed at Woolwich at a cost of £2,870.5.0d plus £2,037.195d fitting B057
1742/09 Completed refitting as a 10-gun sloop (10 x 4-ppounder) B057
1745/10 Completed refitting as a 12-gun sloop at a cost of 1,240.9.6d B057
1746/02 Completed refitting as a Bomb at a cost of £361.8.9d B057
1749/03/02 Sold for £651 at Woolwich B057

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
No Actions Listed

Notes on Ship
Ketch Rigged

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield

Last Updated :2009/07/19 at 10:13:07 by Cy

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