Mecklenburgh

5324
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased4.2.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.1763
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter
Sunk as Breakwater9.1773BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck54' 0"Imperial Feet16.4592 
Length of Keel48' 8"Imperial Feet14.6558 
Breadth19' 7"Imperial Feet5.811 
Depth in Hold8' 4 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Burthen82 8994Tons BM 

Armament


1.1763Broadside Weight = 11.5 Imperial Pound ( 5.2155 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.176330EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1763 - 1765LieutenantHenry I'Anson (1734-1767)BWAS-17141766 - 6.1769LieutenantThomas Parke (d.1777)BWAS-17146.1769 - 31.3.1772LieutenantWilliam Hills (d.1777)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
4.2.1763Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £420.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.2.1763Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1763Commissioned for the Sussex coastB068
2.6.1763Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £239.0.11dBWAS-1714
31.3.1772Paid offADM 51
9.1773Sunk as a breakwater at Sheerness (after being partially dismantled)B068


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B068Warships of the Great lakesRobert MalcomsonBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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