Mercury

5358
Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.11.1693BWAS-1603
Acquired3.1693/94B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Constructor William StigantBWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeAdvice Boat B028
Captured19.6.1697B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck61' 6"Imperial Feet18.7452 
Length of Keel53' 4"Imperial Feet16.1883 
Breadth16' 1"Imperial Feet4.881 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen73 3694Tons BM 

Armament


1694Broadside Weight = 7.5 Imperial Pound ( 3.4014 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British Minions
Gun Deck6 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
169440 BWAS-1603

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.3.1693/94 - 10.2.1694/95Commander George Ramsay (d.1717) Transfered ADM 6/22/82BWAS-16031695 - 5.6.1696Commander John LapthorneBWAS-160325.5.1696 - 19.6.1697Commander Thomas Warren: on board from 6.6.1696 ADM 6/3/159BWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.2.1694/95 - 1695Cook John Gilbert ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/3

Service History


DateEventSource
19.6.1697Taken by Le Comte de Frise (30) off UshantBWAS-1603
19.6.1697Taken by Le Succès (12) off UshantBWAS-1603

 

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