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Merlin

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired1.7.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.6.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture23.10.1777BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck100' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet30.4864 
Length of Keel83' 7 79"Imperial Feet25.3182 
Breadth26' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen302 6994Tons BM 

Armament


1.7.1757Broadside Weight = 57.5 Imperial Pound ( 26.0766 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1757130 BWAS-1714

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.6.1757 - 16.4.1761Commander
Richard CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1763
ADM 6/18/414
BWAS-1714
16.4.1761 - 24.7.1761Commander
William MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1761
ADM 6/19/405
Issued by
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761

Confirmed 3.5.1762
ADM 6/19
24.7.1761 - 31.3.1763Commander
William Francis BourkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1763
ADM 6/19/480
Issued by
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 9.4.1763
BWAS-1714
31.3.1763 - 20.6.1765Commander
Francis GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1776
ADM 6/19/475
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 3.7.1765Commander
Andrew Snape HamondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1794
ADM 6/20/79
ADM 6/20
3.7.1765 - 15.7.1765Commander
Charles HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1770
ADM 6/20/80
BWAS-1714
8.2.1766 - 26.5.1768Commander
John HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1785
ADM 6/20/106
BWAS-1714
10.1.1769 - 14.6.1769Commander
Francis O'HaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1756
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/20/224
BWAS-1714
15.3.1770 - 9.10.1770Commander
Alexander ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1794
ADM 6/20/274
BWAS-1714
9.10.1770 - 24.1.1771Commander
Samuel MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1787
ADM 6/20/298
ADM 6/20
26.1.1771 - 17.3.1773Commander
Patrick FotheringhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1782
ADM 6/20/343
BWAS-1714
25.6.1773 - 18.1.1775Commander
William Anthony HalsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1755
ADM 6/20/500
ADM 6/20
18.1.1775 - 16.1.1777Commander
William Chaloner BurnabyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1782
ADM 6/21/66
BWAS-1714
16.1.1777 - 23.10.1777Commander
Samuel ReeveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1799
ADM 6/21/484
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 7.12.1778
BWAS-1714
19.5.1794Commander
William PierrepontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1812
ADM 6/25/42
ADM 6/25

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1769 - 13.9.1769Lieutenant
John BurrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1777
ADM 6/20/233
ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
1.7.1757building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £2394.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.7.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.8.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2185.17.0dBWAS-1714
23.4.1759Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1762Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1762Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £0.7.3dBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
2.4.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
22.7.1763Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1765Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
15.7.1765Paid offBWAS-1714
15.8.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.9.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1765Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2653.8.9dBWAS-1714
12.1765Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1766Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1940.16.0dBWAS-1714
15.4.1766Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
30.3.1769Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
10.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1770Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1770Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £509.9.9dBWAS-1714
20.6.1771Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
17.3.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1773Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1774Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3916.1.11dBWAS-1714
1.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1775Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £604.3.10dBWAS-1714
20.3.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
23.10.1777Abandoned and burnt on orders from Lord Howe whilst under fire.BWAS-1714

 

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