Merlin

5374
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.7.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down18.7.1755BWAS-1714
Named29.7.1755BWAS-1714
Launched20.3.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBonetta ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Captured19.4.1757BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench sloop 'Le Merlin' (1757) (10)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck86' 6 ½"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Length of Keel70' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet21.3424 
Breadth24' 5 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen223 1694Tons BM 

Armament


20.3.1756Broadside Weight = 33 Imperial Pound ( 14.9658 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1755100Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.6.1756 - 19.4.1757CommanderJohn Cleland (d.1795)BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.9.1756 - 19.4.1757MasterDavid Jefferson (c.1730-1789) ADM 107/5/223ADM 107/5

Service History


DateEventSource
18.7.1755Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
20.3.1756Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £1708.10.10dBWAS-1714
20.3.1756Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
24.4.1756Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1604.16.0dBWAS-1714
19.4.1757Taken by Le Marchault (30)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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