Hamburg Merchant

Nominal Guns34TRN2
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Home Port TRN2
CategoryHired VesselTRN2
Ship TypeShip TRN2
Sailing RigShip RiggedTRN2
Last known1656TRN2


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Burthen350Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1653120 TRN2

1 Commanding Officer

1653 - 1654Captain William Pestell (d.1662)BWAS-1603

Service History

21.3.1652/53Contract issued to captain Edmund Greene for the hire of the Hamburg Merchant for six months at £120 per monthW036
18.4.1653Orders issued that the crew of the Satisfaction (26) be paid to the 1st January last and employed on the Hamburg MerchantW036
22.4.1653The Hamburg Merchant has sailed without the additional crew from the Satisfaction (26) W036
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
6.6.1653In Leith RoadsW036
16.6.1653At Hull, "Asks whether he shall lie on the northern coast according to the Generals' order, or convoy the victualling ships to the fleet. Is sorry not to have been in the late engagement. [The Gabbard?]"W036
24.6.1653Has taken in provision at Hull, and is to sail to Yarmouth for further instructionsW036
10.7.1653Arrived in Southwold Bay in company with the Four Sisters (30) and some victuallersW036
27.9.1653At Woolwich, requesting the removal of sick men to hospitalW036
11.1656Returned from the River Elbe inc company with Le Dragon (42) ,   and Roebuck (34) W036


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