Merlin

5373
Nominal Guns2B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.7.1699BWAS-1603
Acquired30.9.1699BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
Ship ClassBonetta GroupB028
ConstructorRobert Shortis (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
Sold20.11.1712BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck59' 2"Imperial Feet17.9888 
Length of Keel48' 10"Imperial Feet14.6304 
Breadth16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Depth in Hold6' 2 ½"Imperial Feet1.8415 
Burthen66 4494Tons BM 

Armament


1699Broadside Weight = 2.5 Imperial Pound ( 1.1339 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Falconet
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.7.169950Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1699 - 31.10.1702CaptainJohn Wooden (d.1704)BWAS-160323.12.1702 - 7.2.1703/4CommanderJohn Martin ADM 6/7/69BWAS-16038.2.1703/4 - 18.12.1704CommanderThomas Miles ADM 6/8/53ADM 6/819.12.1704 - 29.1.1706/7CommanderWilliam Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/8/123BWAS-160330.1.1706/7 - 9.1.1708/9CommanderTobias Lisle (d.1719) ADM 6/9/45BWAS-160310.1.1708/9 - 12.3.1710/11CommanderGeorge Warren ADM 6/10/22BWAS-160313.3.1710/11 - 18.9.1712CommanderTimothy Splaine ADM 6/11/119BWAS-1603

Service History


DateEventSource
1699Commissioned fro the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1702Move to the North SeaBWAS-1603
18.9.1712Paid offADM 51
20.11.1712Sold to John Wilkinson for £130BWAS-1603

 

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