Mercury

5361
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.8.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1744BWAS-1714
Launched13.10.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.9.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard GolightlyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.8.1753BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 3"Imperial Feet34.144 
Length of Keel91' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet27.7559 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen504 2394Tons BM 

Armament


13.10.1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741140Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.9.1745 - 19.8.1748CaptainWilliam Clement Bladwell (1703-1783) ADM 6/16/545BWAS-17147.3.1748/49 - 31.1.1750/51CaptainFrancis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/17/446BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1748/49 - 24.1.1750/51LieutenantJohn Harrison (c.1720-1791) ADM 6/17/447ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
19.8.1748

Paid off at Sheerness Dockyard

ADM 106
4.1749The quarterdeck was lengthend by 8 feetBWAS-1714
5.1749Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
31.1.1750/51Paid offADM 51
17.5.1751SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.7.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
21.7.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
25.7.1753Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
7.8.1753Break up completed at WoolwichBWAS-1714

 

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