Merlin

5377
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired30.10.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas King (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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1780 - 23.2.1781CommanderThe Hon. James Luttrell (c.1751-1788) ADM 6/22/188ADM 6/2223.2.1781 - 25.4.1781CommanderSir John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow) (1753-1822) ADM 6/22/254BWAS-171425.4.1781 - 21.3.1782CommanderAlbemarle Bertie (1755-1824) ADM 6/22/278BWAS-171421.3.1782 - 7.4.1783CommanderGeorge Lumsdaine ADM 6/22/428BWAS-17147.4.1783 - 16.12.1785CommanderGeorge Lumsdaine ADM 6/23/46ADM 6/2316.3.1786 - 29.1.1789CommanderEdward Pakenham (d.1798) ADM 6/23/320BWAS-171421.9.1790 - 14.10.1790CommanderJohn Elphinstone (d.1802) ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/245.6.1793CommanderDonald Campbell (d.1819) ADM 6/24/244ADM 6/244.7.1794CommanderBernard Hale (d.1802) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794CommanderGeorge Rice (d.1795) ADM 6/25/565ADM 6/2524.7.1794CommanderThe Hon. Charles Herbert (1774-1808) ADM 6/25/65ADM 6/25

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.4.1783 - 18.12.1783LieutenantRobert Faulknor (1763-1795) ADM 6/23/52ADM 6/23

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
27.11.1780 - 13.3.1784GunnerCharles FieldADM29-126.3.1786 - 15.4.1786MasterJohn GregoryADM29-116.4.1786 - 29.1.1789MasterDavid AtchisonADM29-1

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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