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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Named12.1739BWAS-1714
Purchased14.9.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.3.1739/40BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireshipBWAS-1714
Sold23.10.1746BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck81' 8"Imperial Feet24.892 
Length of Keel66' 5 ½"Imperial Feet20.1295 
Breadth22' 9"Imperial Feet6.8199 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen183 1394Tons BM 

Armament


30.1740Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1739/4045 BWAS-1714

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1739/40 - 7.6.1741Commander
Benjamin FenwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1742
ADM 6/16/252
BWAS-1714
8.6.1741 - 17.12.1742Commander
William BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1774
Transfered ADM 6/16/470
BWAS-1714
18.12.1742 - 9.10.1743Commander
Charles PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1749
ADM 6/16/125
BWAS-1714
10.10.1743 - 29.5.1744Commander
Elliott ElliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736
Transfered ADM 6/16/227
ADM 6/16
6.6.1744 - 15.10.1744Commander
David BrodieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1753
Transfered ADM 6/16/317
BWAS-1714
20.11.1744 - 21.11.1745Commander
Edward KellerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1748
ADM 6/16/389
BWAS-1714
8.2.1745/46 - 16.4.1746Commander
William FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1763
Transfered ADM 6/17/59
ADM 6/17
17.4.1746 - 11.9.1746Commander
Leonard MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
ADM 6/17/92
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1742 - 6.12.1743Lieutenant
Charles ChasemoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/119
ADM 6/16
23.12.1743 - 6.7.1744Lieutenant
George AllanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1743
Transfered ADM 6/16/252
ADM 6/16
14.7.1744 - 15.10.1744Lieutenant
Andrew LaingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/339
ADM 6/16
16.11.1744 - 11.1.1744/45Lieutenant
Samuel TilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1757
Transfered ADM 6/16/375
ADM 6/16
25.7.1745 - 21.11.1745Lieutenant
Benjamin JenkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1749
ADM 6/16/517
ADM 6/16
15.2.1745/46 - 11.9.1746Lieutenant
Probert MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1754
ADM 6/17/64
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
31.12.1741 - 21.1.1741/42Yeoman of the Powder Room
James WorthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1795
Transfered ADM 107/3/504
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
14.9.1739Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £640.19.8dBWAS-1714
19.9.1739Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.5.1740Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2050.5.2dBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
6.1741In home watersBWAS-1714
11.1741Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1741/42Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3300.2.1dBWAS-1714
12.1743refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
11.1745In home watersBWAS-1714
21.11.1745

Paid off

ADM 51
1.8.1746

Ordered to be sold

BWAS-1714
11.9.1746

Paid off

ADM 51
23.10.1746

Sold at Woolwich for £330

BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Mermaid purchased form Mr Chauncey Townsend

 

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