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Mercury

5358
Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.11.1693BWAS-1603
Acquired3.1693/94B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Constructor
William StigantBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1683-1685
BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeAdvice BoatB028
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 RamsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1713
Transfered ADM 6/22/82
BWAS-1603
1695 - 5.6.1696Commander
John LapthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1698
BWAS-1603
25.5.1696 - 19.6.1697Commander
Thomas WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1702
: on board from 6.6.1696 ADM 6/3/159
BWAS-1603

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.2.1694/95 - 1695Cook
John GilbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/36
ADM 6/3
26.3.1696 - 1696Gunner
Thomas WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/141
ADM 6/3
26.3.1696 - 1696Boatswain
Thomas WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/141
ADM 6/3
26.3.1696 - bef.18.12.1696Carpenter
Edward WoolettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Resigned ADM 6/3/141
ADM 6/3
18.12.1696 - 1696Carpenter
Charles BargusBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/55
ADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
19.6.1697Taken by
Le Comte de Frise (30) 1697-1697
French 30 Gun
Privateer Ship
off Ushant
BWAS-1603
19.6.1697Taken by
Le Succès (12) 1697-1697
French 12 Gun
Privateer Ship
off Ushant
BWAS-1603

 

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