|Builder:||Henry Bird, Rotherhithe|
|Completed:||416 August 1764 at Deptford Dockyard|
|Fate:||Broken up at Deptford, March 1775|
|Class and type:||8-gun survey sloop|
|Tons burthen:||75 20⁄94 (bm)|
|Beam:||17 ft 7 in (5.4 m)|
|Depth of hold:||8 ft 1 in (2.5 m)|
|Armament:||8 guns (unknown poundage)|
The small and lightly-armed vessel was purchased on the stocks in May 1764 from shipwright Henry Bird of Rotherithe. As designed, Bird's overall length was 58 ft 6 in (17.8 m) with a beam of 17 ft 7 in (5.4 m) and hold depth of 8 ft 1 in (2.5 m). She measured 75 20⁄94 tonnes burthen and was armed with 8 small guns.
She was fitted out at Deptford dockyard between May and August 1764 at a total cost of ₤664 and commissioned thereafter under Lieutenant John Cowan. Launched in 1765, she spent four years conducting coastal survey work along the Irish shore, returning to Deptford for refitting in 1769.
Bird was broken up at Deptford Dockyard in March 1775.
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- Winfield 2007, p.354
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