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Merlin

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired30.10.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas KingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1815
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold28.8.1795BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck101' 0"Imperial Feet30.7848 
Length of Keel81' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet24.6952 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen339 5794Tons BM 

Armament


10.1780Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1780125 BWAS-1714

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1780 - 23.2.1781Commander
The Hon. James LuttrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1784
ADM 6/22/188
ADM 6/22
23.2.1781 - 25.4.1781Commander
Sir John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
ADM 6/22/254
BWAS-1714
25.4.1781 - 21.3.1782Commander
Albemarle BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/22/278
BWAS-1714
21.3.1782 - 7.4.1783Commander
George LumsdaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1811
ADM 6/22/428
BWAS-1714
7.4.1783 - 16.12.1785Commander
George LumsdaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1811
ADM 6/23/46
ADM 6/23
16.3.1786 - 29.1.1789Commander
Edward PakenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
ADM 6/23/320
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 - 14.10.1790Commander
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1795
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
5.6.1793Commander
Donald CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793
ADM 6/24/244
ADM 6/24
4.7.1794Commander
Bernard HaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
6.7.1794Commander
George RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ADM 6/25/565
ADM 6/25
24.7.1794Commander
The Hon. Charles HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1805
ADM 6/25/65
ADM 6/25

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.4.1783 - 18.12.1783Lieutenant
Robert FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1794
Transfered ADM 6/23/52
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
Harris SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.11.1780 - 13.3.1784Gunner
Charles FieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1802
ADM 29-1
26.3.1786 - 15.4.1786Master
John GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ADM 29-1
16.4.1786 - 29.1.1789Master
David AtchisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1780Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
26.1.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3814.19.3dBWAS-1714
12.1784Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1785Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1835.17.8dBWAS-1714
16.12.1785

Paid off

BWAS-1714
29.1.1789Paid offADM 51
30.1.1789

Given to the ordinance department

BWAS-1714
7.1795Returned to the NavyBWAS-1714
28.8.1795Sold at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by regis on Sunday 24th of January 2016 15:33

this ship was flush-decked : a rarety before Napoleonic Era .

British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792

Rif Winfield

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