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Ruby -> 1744 Mermaid

538
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered26.3.1707BWAS-1603
Launched25.3.1708BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-Gunner (1706)B028
Constructor
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1700-1705
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold19.5.1748B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet39.6431 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen707 794Tons BM 

Armament


25.3.1708Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1744Broadside Weight = 252 Imperial Pound ( 114.282 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement
1744250As a 44-gun Fifth RateBWAS-1603

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1708 - 12.1.1709/10Captain
John LowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1711
Transfered ADM 6/9/154
BWAS-1603
13.1.1709/10 - 15.6.1710Captain
Peter ChamberlainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1713
ADM 6/11/19
BWAS-1603
16.6.1710 - 27.12.1710Captain
Francis WyvellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1716
Transfered ADM 6/11/53
ADM 6/11
4.3.1711/12 - 27.8.1712Captain
John MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1713
ADM 6/11/197
BWAS-1603
28.8.1712 - 2.5.1715Captain
George PaddonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1715
ADM 6/11/221
BWAS-1603
9.8.1739 - 4.12.1739Captain
John RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1740
ADM 6/15/209
ADM 6/15
5.12.1739 - 6.10.1740Captain
Robert FytcheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/239
BWAS-1603
5.11.1740 - 21.1.1740/41Captain
Samuel GoodereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1741
ADM 6/15/357
BWAS-1603
22.1.1740/41 - 9.9.1743Captain
Rowland FrogmereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1743
ADM 6/15/372
BWAS-1603
23.1.1743/44 - 18.3.1743/44Captain
Edward PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/262
BWAS-1603
19.3.1743/44 - 25.5.1744Captain
James DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
ADM 6/16/280
BWAS-1603
26.5.1744 - 22.5.1745Captain
James DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
ADM 6/16/311
ADM 6/16
23.5.1745 - 20.8.1745Captain
The Hon. William MontagueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1754
Transfered ADM 6/16/531
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 21.8.1745
BWAS-1603
22.6.1745 - 5.7.1745Captain
Warwick CalmadyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1757
Transfered ADM 6/17/167
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 27.10.1746
BWAS-1603
6.7.1745 - 14.9.1747Captain
Clark GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1782
BWAS-1603

17 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.3.1708 - 21.7.1709First Lieutenant
Charles StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1709
ADM 6/9/152
ADM 6/9
26.3.1708 - 9.9.1711Second Lieutenant
Samuel PercivallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1717
Transfered ADM 6/9/152
ADM 6/9
22.7.1709 - 7.12.1711First Lieutenant
Anthony LochardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1715
ADM 6/10/77
ADM 6/10
10.9.1711 - 2.5.1715Second Lieutenant
Thomas LonguevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1717
ADM 6/11/160
ADM 6/11
8.12.1711 - 2.5.1715First Lieutenant
William HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1717
ADM 6/11/181
ADM 6/11
9.8.1739 - 13.8.1739First Lieutenant
John WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1741
ADM 6/15/209
ADM 6/15
9.8.1739 - 15.1.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/15/209
ADM 6/15
16.1.1740/41 - 11.6.1741Second Lieutenant
William PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/370
ADM 6/15
16.1.1740/41 - 11.6.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
ADM 6/15/370
ADM 6/15
12.6.1741 - 30.7.1742Second Lieutenant
John BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
ADM 6/16/427
ADM 6/15
31.7.1742 - 9.9.1743First Lieutenant
John BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
ADM 6/16/82
ADM 6/16
2.2.1743/44 - 25.5.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John SkyrmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1745
ADM 6/16/266
ADM 6/16
27.3.1744 - 25.5.1744First Lieutenant
Francis StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1746
ADM 6/16/282
ADM 6/16
26.5.1744 - 13.4.1746First Lieutenant
Francis StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1746
ADM 6/16/319
ADM 6/16
26.5.1744 - 13.4.1746Second Lieutenant
Thomas ChurchillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1757
Transfered ADM 6/16/319
ADM 6/16
26.5.1744 - 22.5.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John SkyrmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1745
ADM 6/16/319
ADM 6/16
14.4.1746 - 1.5.1746Second Lieutenant
Thomas RiggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1754
Transfered ADM 6/17/87
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.1.1712/13 - 2.5.1715Midshipman Extra
Gilbert BuryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1723
ADM 6/11/238
ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
20.12.1710 - 25.1.1711/12Volunteer-per-order
Lancelot WhitehallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1716
ADM 107/3/30
ADM 107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
10.4.1710 - 20.12.1710Ordinary Seaman
Lancelot WhitehallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1716
ADM 107/3/30
ADM 107/3
2.1711 - 27.3.1711Volunteer
George AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1711-1761
Transfered
E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1707/8Comissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1603
1710With the Dunkirk squadron and in the North SeaBWAS-1603
1712In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1713Sailed to the Mediterranean and SaleeBWAS-1603
1715Returned homeBWAS-1603
5.1715Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
2.5.1715Paid offADM 51
8.1716Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7558.18.1dBWAS-1603
1739RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1740In the Bristol ChannelBWAS-1603
7.1740Fitting outBWAS-1603
1741In the Irish Sea for the Winter of 1741/42BWAS-1603
1742Off Africa for the Winter of 1742/43BWAS-1603
1743In the ChannelBWAS-1603
9.1743Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate Ship
9.1743Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
9.9.1743Paid offADM 51
1.1744Recommissioned for VirginiaBWAS-1603
3.1743/44Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £10099.18.2dBWAS-1603
23.5.1744Renamed MermaidBWAS-1603
19.5.1745Took the Ship of the Line
Le Vigilant (64) 1744-1745
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

1747Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1603
14.9.1747Paid offADM 51
9.1.1747/48Ordered to be soldBWAS-1603
19.5.1748Sold at Chatham for £346BWAS-1603

 

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