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Merlin

5372
Nominal Guns8B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired1666B028
ShipyardLow Globe Dock - Rotherhithe B028
Constructor
John ShishBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
B028
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeYachtB028
Sold30.8.1698B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel53' 0"Imperial Feet16.1544 
Breadth19' 6"Imperial Feet5.8081 
Depth in Hold6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft7' 4"Imperial Feet2.2352 
Burthen109Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
166630 BWAS-1603

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1667 - 9.7.1670Captain
John ClementsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1693
B051
10.7.1671 - 20.9.1671Captain
Thomas CrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1671
BWAS-1603
21.9.1671 - 14.9.1677Captain
Jacob BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1679
B051
15.9.1677 - 25.9.1679Captain
Richard DayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1679
BWAS-1603
10.6.1681 - 8.7.1681Commander
Greenvill CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1694
BWAS-1603
8.7.1681 - 24.12.1681Captain
Greenvill CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1694
BWAS-1603
4.4.1682 - 13.3.1682/83Captain
Greenvill CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1694
BWAS-1603
14.3.1682/83 - 2.5.1683Captain
Andrew CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1683
BWAS-1603
13.6.1688 - 12.9.1688Captain
Greenvill CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1694
PMD
6.1692 - 1695Captain
Thomas ActonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1695
BWAS-1603

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.7.1695 - bef.20.12.1695Boatswain
John HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Dismissed ADM 6/3/66
ADM 6/3
20.12.1695 - 21.2.1696/97Boatswain
John MaddoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/102
ADM 6/3
9.3.1696/97 - 1697Boatswain
Aron JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/81
ADM 6/4

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
10.11.1683 - 27.1.1684/85Coxswain
William WiseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1680-1693
ADM 107/1/43
ADM 107/1
27.1.1684/85 - 16.2.1684/85Able Seaman
William WiseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1680-1693
ADM 107/1/43
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1666Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £686.0.0dBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
1681Commissioned as a survey ship "...to make a survey of the sea coasts of the kingdom by measuring all the sea coast with a chain and taking all the bearings of the headlands with their exact latitudes, the true plots of all harbours rivers, roads, bays, creeks, islands, soundings and the setting and flowing of tides, which will tend much to the security of navigation"BWAS-1603
19.6.1698

Paid off

ADM 51

 

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