Merlin Class

NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns10
Approved1743
DesignerJacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)
RateUnrated
TypeSloop
Designed Crew110
Ships in Class20

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 33.50 Imperial Pound ( 15.19 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 x British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 x British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     91' 0"74' 9"26' 0"6' 10"268 7794
Swallow (10) 7.7.1743Deptford Dockyard - Deptford 17.2.1743/4424.12.1744Wrecked91' 10 ¼"73' 11 ¾"26' 3 ¼"6' 11"271 5594
Merlin (10) 7.7.1743Limehouse - London 20.3.1743/4416.11.1748Sold91' 10 ¼"75' 0 ⅞"26' 3 ¼"6' 11"271 4294
Speedwell (10) 30.3.1744Deptford - London 9.11.174413.11.1750Sold91' 3 ¾"73' 9 ¼"26' 3 ½"11' 10"270 2394
Falcon (10) 30.3.1744King's Yard - Harwich 12.11.174428.9.1745Captured91' 3"74' 9"26' 2"12' 0"272 2294
Hazard (10) 4.4.1744Rotherhithe - London - Surrey 11.12.174424.11.1745Captured92' 3 ¾"74' 11 ⅛"26' 2"12' 0"272 8394
Lizard (10) 4.4.1744Bursledon - Hampshire 22.12.174427.2.1747/48Wrecked91' 5"74' 10"26' 1 ½"12' 2"271 6394
Hinchingbrooke (10) 23.5.1744Bursledon - Hampshire 8.3.1744/4510.12.1746Captured91' 4"74' 6"26' 1 ¾"12' 0 ½"270 8494
Tavistock (10) 23.5.1744Gosport - Hampshire 22.3.1744/453.5.1763Sold91' 1"74' 6"26' 0 ½"12' 0"268 7094
Hound (10) 7.8.1744Shoreham - Sussex 22.5.174527.10.1773Sold91' 4"74' 3"26' 0"12' 0"266 9394
Raven (10) 27.8.1744Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber 4.7.174531.3.1763Sold91' 0"74' 9"26' 2 ½"6' 10"273 1094
Hornet (10) 11.8.1744West Itchenor - Chichester 3.8.174526.1.1746/47Captured91' 0 ½"73' 9"26' 4 ½"12' 2"272 4394
Badger (10) 10.10.1744Bursledon - Hampshire 5.8.174524.9.1762Wrecked91' 6 ⅜"74' 7"26' 3 ½"12' 2 ½"274 2294
Falcon (10) 5.4.1745Rotherhithe - London - Surrey 30.11.174519.4.1759Wrecked91' 7"74' 8 ¾"26' 1"11' 11 ½"270 4094
Swallow (10) 5.4.1745Rotherhithe - London - Surrey 14.12.174520.6.1769Sold91' 10 ½"75' 7 ¾"26' 3 ½"6' 10 ¼"278 1394
Swan (10) 6.10.1744Chester - Cheshire 14.12.174531.3.1763Sold91' 0"76' 7"26' 2 ½"11' 11 ½"279 7694
Dispatch (10) 5.4.1745Shoreham - Sussex 30.12.174527.10.1773Sold91' 0"74' 9"26' 0"12' 0"268 7494
Viper (10) 11.4.1745Poole - Dorset 11.6.174630.12.1762Sold91' 0"74' 9"26' 1"12' 1"270 4894
Scorpion (10) 5.4.1745Buckler's Hard - Hampshire 8.7.174623.9.1762Wrecked91' 2"74' 11"26' 4"12' 0"276 3194
Grampus (10) 9.1.1745/46Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber 3.11.174612.1780Sold91' 4 ½"74' 4"26' 2"12' 0"270 6894
Saltash (10) 9.1.1745/46Rotherhithe - London - Surrey 19.12.174615.2.1763Sold91' 0"74' 6 ⅜"26' 1"12' 1 ¾"269 6094


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