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Merlin

5373
Nominal Guns2B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.7.1699BWAS-1603
Acquired30.9.1699BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
Ship ClassBonetta Group (1699)B028
Constructor
Robert ShortisBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1699
BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloopB028
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1699 - 31.10.1702Captain
John WoodenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1704
BWAS-1603
23.12.1702 - 7.2.1703/4Commander
John MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
Transfered ADM 6/7/69
BWAS-1603
8.2.1703/4 - 18.12.1704Commander
Thomas MilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/53
ADM 6/8
19.12.1704 - 29.1.1706/7Commander
William ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1676-1715
ADM 6/8/123
BWAS-1603
30.1.1706/7 - 9.1.1708/9Commander
Tobias LisleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1713
ADM 6/9/45
BWAS-1603
10.1.1708/9 - 12.3.1710/11Commander
George WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1718
Transfered ADM 6/10/22
BWAS-1603
13.3.1710/11 - 18.9.1712Commander
Timothy SplaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1718
ADM 6/11/119
BWAS-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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