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Mermaid

5380
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Fifth Rate ship 'Mermaid' (1651) (24) 1651-1689
British 24 Gun
5th Rate Ship
Ordered24.6.1689B028
Acquired12.1689B028
First Commissioned18.6.1690B028
ShipyardLimehouse - London
Constructor
Joseph LawrenceBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Broken Up to Rebuild1706B028
Becomes
British Fifth Rate ship 'Mermaid' (1707) (36) 1707-1734
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship

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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.6.1690 - 30.11.1691Captain
Arthur AshbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1691
BWAS-1603
1692Captain
Thomas ShermanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1692
BWAS-1603
13.1.1692/93 - 2.1693Captain
Edward RigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
BWAS-1603
2.1693 - 1694Captain
William HarmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1694
BWAS-1603
1694Captain
Richard AthyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1697
BWAS-1603
12.3.1695/96 - 27.4.1696Captain
Thomas PindarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1696
: on board from 11.4.1696 ADM 6/3/137
BWAS-1603
3.4.1701 - 1.2.1702/3Captain
Leonard CrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1708
ADM 6/6/83
BWAS-1603
2.2.1702/3 - 20.12.1703Captain
Henry LawrenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1705
ADM 6/7/84
BWAS-1603
21.12.1703 - 14.3.1705/6Captain
Walter RiddleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1713
: on board from 31.12.1703 ADM 6/8/35
ADM 6/8

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.8.1695 - 9.6.1696Lieutenant
Ezekiel YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1698
Transfered ADM 6/3/71
ADM 6/3
10.6.1696 - 1696Lieutenant
Richard BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1703
ADM 6/4
4.4.1701 - 29.5.1702Lieutenant
Francis HollisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1702
ADM 6/6/84
ADM 6/6
30.5.1702 - 14.3.1705/6Lieutenant
Sidney ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1736
ADM 6/7/30
ADM 6/7

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 8.5.1695Boatswain
William WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Transfered ADM 6/3/55
ADM 6/3
29.1.1695 - 1695Purser
John BushBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/32
ADM 6/3
9.5.1695 - 1695Boatswain
Jeffery JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/55
ADM 6/3
1698Chaplain
John HerringBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1698
ref:1618

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
20.8.1693 - 22.9.1695Master's Mate
George RumballBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1717
ADM 107/1/94
ADM 107/1
27.6.1697 - 1.8.1700Volunteer-per-order
Henry PowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1724
Transfered ADM 107/2/90
ADM 107/2

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.5.1706 - 18.7.1706Captain's Clerk
Richard RiddellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1713
ADM 107/3/11
ADM 107/3

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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