51
Happy
Luke
Salter,
cooper,
local
merchant
and
gentleman
1734
5 The
Adventure
Large periauger
built by Harding in
1725
John West Capt Jos.
Herott
Cargo pitch &
whale oil 822
Angley
p 10
Built 1725
Bonded 11 Jul
1726, cleared
for NC Jul 27
1726
6
Virginity
Schooner John West Capt. John
West,
3 tons
burden
Voyage 1: tar,
pitch turpentine
tallow
Voyage 2: cargo
millstones and
beeswax
Angley
p.10
Built 1725,
Reg. Port Bath
May 12 1725
Bonded 11 Jul
1726, cleared
for NC Jul 27
1726
Ed Note: During the very early years of the eighteenth century were at least two known Bath shipbuilders: Thomas
Harding and William Powell. In addition to the above six vessels three other named vessels were believed built in Bath
prior to the American Revolution: the schooner William (1754), the brig Bath Packet (1763), and the brig Charming
Molly (1770). The largest of these, the Bath Packet was of 80 tons burden.
TABLE 3. BRITISH ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS 1716
From King George I, proclamation Whitehall Sept 15 1716 “A list of his majesty’s ships and vessels employed
and to be employed at the British Government and Plantation in the West Indies:”
Place where #Rates Name HMS Ships #Guns Where Ordered
VIRGINIA 6
5
5
Lime
Shoreham
Pearl
(Commander Capt. Gordon,
Lieutenant Maynard)
20
30
40
Now There.
(Capt. E. Brand)
Ordered Home
Sail’d thither from Home the 7th
of last month and is to cruise
about the Capes
JAMAICA 6 Winchelsea 20 Surveying the Coast of the
West Indies and then to return
Home: but during her being at
Jamaica is to join the others for
Security of the Trade
BARBADOS 5 Scarborough 30 Now There
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