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Mermaid

2795
Nominal Guns24
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Launched1651
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardLimehouse - London
Constructor
Mathew GravesBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1689
Becomes
British Fifth Rate ship 'Mermaid' (1689) (32) 1689-1706
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel86' 0"Imperial Feet26.2128 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen285 8594Tons BM 

Armament


1651Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.7221 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 126.75 Imperial Pound ( 57.48135 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck9 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1677Broadside Weight = 114.5 Imperial Pound ( 51.926 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Minions

1685Broadside Weight = 98.5 Imperial Pound ( 44.6701 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Saker Cutts
Gun Deck4 British Minions

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1651100 BWAS-1603
1660110 BWAS-1603

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1652 - 1653Captain
Richard StaynerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1662
BWAS-1603
1653 - 10.1653Captain
John KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1668
BWAS-1603
10.1653 - 1655Captain
James AblesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1665
W015
1656 - 1660Captain
Peter FooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1666
BWAS-1603
24.10.1661 - 20.2.1662/63Captain
Edward NixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1665
B051
24.10.1664 - 16.4.1665Captain
John KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1668
B051
17.4.1665 - 6.12.1665Captain
Jasper GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1674
B051
8.12.1665 - 11.12.1668Captain
George WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1674
B051
10.1.1671/72 - 9.4.1672Captain
Thomas HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1695
B051
17.4.1672 - 21.6.1672Captain
Erik Carlsson SjöbladSwedish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1664-1672
BWAS-1603
22.6.1672 - 8.8.1673Captain
John TempleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1688
BWAS-1603
10.12.1673 - 28.5.1674Captain
Richard TapsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1678
BWAS-1603
4.4.1677 - 17.9.1677Captain
William FlawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1679
BWAS-1603
20.9.1677 - 21.5.1678Captain
David LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1695
BWAS-1603
1.6.1678 - 12.6.1679Captain
Daniel JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1693
BWAS-1603
15.3.1679/80 - 24.11.1681Captain
David TrotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1683
BWAS-1603
3.7.1682 - 24.2.1682/83Captain
John TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1692
BWAS-1603
1684 - 1688Captain
William CliffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1688
BWAS-1603
24.10.1688 - 12.2.1688/89Captain
Thomas LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1703
BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
bef.1.5.1677 - aft.1.5.1677Lieutenant
Arthur HookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1677
ADM 8/1/83
ADM8

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.8.1651 - 1651Purser
Richard LatchfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651
SPD-1651
5.9.1651 - 1651Gunner
Charles AshtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651
SPD-1651

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1.1686/87 - 1.2.1689/90Able Seaman
Robert HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1695
ADM 107/1/93
ADM 107/1
10.11.1687 - 4.10.1689Able Seaman
Thomas RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1721
Transfered ADM 107/1/100
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1652Battle of Dover
1653Off the Dutch Coast during the winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
1654In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
7.1656In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1662At TangierBWAS-1603
4.1665Took the Dutch privateer Yonge LeeweBWAS-1603
13.4.1665Action of 1665-04-13
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1682Voyage to BarbadosBWAS-1603
1684Back in home watersBWAS-1603
1686Sailed with a squadron to Salee, returning in 1688BWAS-1603
10.1688Reclassed as a fireshipBWAS-1603
12.2.1688/89Paid offADM 51


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 
 

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