Mermaid

5380
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Mermaid' (1651) (24)
Ordered24.6.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired12.1689BWAS-1603
First Commissioned18.6.1690B028
ShipyardLimehouse - London
ConstructorJoseph LawrenceBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeDemi-Batterie B028
Broken Up to Rebuild1706BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Mermaid' (1707) (36)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel86' 0"Imperial Feet26.2128 
Breadth27' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet8.2487 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen343 3094Tons BM 

Armament


1690Broadside Weight = 79 Imperial Pound ( 35.8265 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck2 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck10 British Falcon

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.6.1690 - 30.11.1691CaptainArthur Ashby (d.1691)BWAS-16031692CaptainThomas Sherman (d.1699)BWAS-160313.1.1692/93 - 2.1693CaptainEdward RigbyBWAS-16032.1693 - 1694CaptainWilliam Harman (d.1694)BWAS-16031694CaptainRichard Athy (d.1697)BWAS-160312.3.1695/96 - 27.4.1696CaptainThomas Pindar (d.1698/99): on board from 11.4.1696 ADM 6/3/137BWAS-16033.4.1701 - 1.2.1702/3CaptainLeonard Crow ADM 6/6/83BWAS-16032.2.1702/3 - 20.12.1703CaptainHenry Lawrence ADM 6/7/84BWAS-160321.12.1703 - 14.3.1705/6CaptainWalter Riddle: on board from 31.12.1703 ADM 6/8/35ADM 6/8

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.8.1695 - 10.6.1696LieutenantEzekial Yates ADM 6/3/71ADM 6/310.6.1696 - 1696LieutenantRichard BanksADM 6/44.4.1701 - 29.5.1702LieutenantFrancis Hollis ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/630.5.1702 - 14.3.1705/6LieutenantSidney Cole (d.1744) ADM 6/7/30ADM 6/7

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
20.8.1693 - 22.9.1695Master's MateGeorge Rumball (c.1660-?) ADM 107/1/94ADM 107/1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.5.1706 - 18.7.1706Captain's ClerkRichard Riddell ADM 107/3/11ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
18.6.1690Commissioned for SheernessBWAS-1603
1692Commissioned for Yarmouth fishery protection dutiesBWAS-1603
1693Sailed to the West Indies with Wheeler's squadronBWAS-1603
1694In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1696In the North Sea and ChannelBWAS-1603
1699Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1603
21.12.1703Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1603
14.3.1705/6Paid offADM 51

 

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