Loyal Merchant

Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
CategoryHired VesselBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Returned to Owners10.8.1697BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth29' 3"Imperial Feet8.8477 
Burthen436 8394Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1693215 JHC-10
11.1693190 JHC-11

2 Commanding Officers

1693Captain HarrisSPD-169327.12.1695 - 15.9.1697Captain Phineus Bowles (d.1698) ADM 6/3/107ADM 6/3

2 Commissioned Officers

7.1.1695/96 - 1696First Lieutenant John Blinkherne ADM 6/3/114ADM 6/37.1.1695/96 - 1696Second Lieutenant John Pace (d.1739) ADM 6/3/114ADM 6/3

Service History

3.8.1693Had been sent into Kinsale in company with the Princess Ann and "all the merchantmen"SPD-1693
8.8.1693Still at KinsaleSPD-1693
13.8.1693Letter from Stafford Fairborne (d.1716) in Kinsale "Yesterday upon notice of some privateers being upon this coast, I sent the Loyal Merchant to convoy the John and Bonadventure of London, John Tebett, commander (coming from Jamaica) from Clandore [Glandore] to this port, where he will await a convoy from England"SPD-1693
25.8.1693Sailed from Kinsale with sealed orders for GibaltarSPD-1693
28.7.1696Lost company with her consorts in a stormSPD-1696
7.5.1697Sailed from Virginia in company with Saint Albans Prize (18) , Greenwich (58) , Prince of Orange and Hawk (28) as convoy to 133 sail of merchant shipsSPD-1697


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