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Merlin -> 1757 Zephyr

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French sloop 'Le Merlin' (1757) (10) 1757-1757
French 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Captured8.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.11.1757BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Captured23.8.1778BWAS-1714
Becomes
French corvette 'Le Zéphyr' (1778) (14) 1778-1780
French 14 Gun
Unrated Corvette

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck86' 6 ½"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Length of Keel70' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet21.3424 
Breadth24' 5 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen223 1694Tons BM 

Armament


8.1757Broadside Weight = 33.5 Imperial Pound ( 15.1926 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1757100 BWAS-1714

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1757 - 3.5.1762Commander
William GreenwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1770
ADM 6/18/450
BWAS-1714
3.5.1762 - 15.7.1763Commander
John Lewis GidoinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1795
Transfered ADM 6/19/405
BWAS-1714
8.9.1763 - 18.1.1764Commander
James BremerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1773
ADM 6/19/536
ADM 6/19
11.4.1764 - 8.2.1766Commander
John HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1785
Transfered ADM 6/20/21
BWAS-1714
8.2.1766 - 15.12.1767Commander
Cornthwaite OmmanneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
ADM 6/20/106
BWAS-1714
7.6.1770 - 25.6.1773Commander
William Chaloner BurnabyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1782
ADM 6/20/280
BWAS-1714
25.6.1773 - 21.1.1775Commander
James ReidBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1794
Transfered ADM 6/20/500
ADM 6/20
22.1.1775 - 23.6.1775Captain
John StottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1772
BWAS-1714
23.6.1775 - 30.5.1776Commander
William WaldegraveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
ADM 6/21/121
Issued by
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 16.9.1775
BWAS-1714
24.6.1776 - 30.5.1777Commander
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1812
ADM 6/21/201
Issued by
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 24.7.1776
BWAS-1714
30.5.1777 - 23.8.1778Commander
Thomas WestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
ADM 6/21/373
Issued by
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
, The Mediterranean Sea
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
14.9.1757Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1663.4.2dBWAS-1714
16.9.1757Renamed ZephyrBWAS-1714
11.1757RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1313.0.2dBWAS-1714
9.4.1758Sailed for North CarolinaBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
7.1762Off the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
18.1.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1764Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.12.1767

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.2.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1768Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1768Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2146.15.8dBWAS-1714
5.1770Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1770Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1241.15.9dBWAS-1714
31.8.1770Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
14.6.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1775Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1775Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2419.12.11dBWAS-1714
23.5.1775Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
23.8.1778Taken by
La Gracieuse (26) 1750-1781
French 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate


 

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