Mercury

5359
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased22.6.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.7.1739BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Foundered12.12.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck89' 11"Imperial Feet27.13 
Length of Keel71' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet21.6472 
Breadth23' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet7.0168 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen217 4594Tons BM 

Armament


22.6.1739Broadside 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
7.173945 BWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.7.1739 - 30.10.1739CommanderLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/15/194BWAS-171417.12.1739 - 1.9.1740Commander George Balchen (1717-1745) ADM 6/16/361BWAS-17142.9.1740 - 16.5.1741Commander John Wickham (d.1763) ADM 6/16/115
Commission confirmed 2.11.1742
ADM 6/16
17.5.1741 - 12.12.1744Commander John Davies ADM 6/16/275
Commission confirmed 24.2.1743/44
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.7.1739 - 6.1.1739/40Lieutenant William Gordon (1705-1769) ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
22.6.1739building at Unknown at a cost of £625.5.0dBWAS-1714
5.7.1739Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
21.8.1739Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2555.16.7dBWAS-1714
10.2.1742/43Battle of Toulon

 

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