Merlin

5372
Nominal Guns8B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired1666B028
ShipyardLow Globe Dock - Rotherhithe B028
Constructor John Shish (d.1686)B028
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeYacht B028
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1667 - 9.7.1670Captain John Clements (d.1695)B05110.7.1671 - 20.9.1671Captain Thomas CrowBWAS-160321.9.1671 - 14.9.1677Captain Jacob Baker (d.1678)B05115.9.1677 - 25.9.1679Captain Richard Day (d.1679)BWAS-160310.6.1681 - 8.7.1681Commander Greenvill Collins (1643-1694)BWAS-16038.7.1681 - 24.12.1681Captain Greenvill Collins (1643-1694)BWAS-16034.4.1682 - 13.3.1682/83Captain Greenvill Collins (1643-1694)BWAS-160314.3.1682/83 - 2.5.1683Captain Andrew CottonBWAS-160313.6.1688 - 12.9.1688Captain Greenvill Collins (1643-1694)PMD6.1692 - 1695Captain Thomas Acton (d.1689)BWAS-1603

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
10.11.1683 - 27.1.1684/85Coxswain William Wise (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/43ADM 107/127.1.1684/85 - 16.2.1684/85Able Seaman William Wise (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/43ADM 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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