Mermaid

5381
Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.6.1706BWAS-1603
Acquired8.1707B028
First Commissioned18.7.1707
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Designed byBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)B028
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up26.6.1734B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen421 3194Tons BM 

Armament


8.1707Broadside Weight = 126 Imperial Pound ( 57.141 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1707155 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1707 - 9.5.1710CaptainJohn Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/9/83BWAS-160310.5.1710 - 25.4.1715CaptainWilliam Collier (d.1736) ADM 6/11/51BWAS-160326.4.1715 - 29.11.1715CaptainWilliam Collier (d.1736) ADM 6/12/40ADM 6/1218.5.1719 - 19.7.1719CaptainJohn Yeo (1681-1756): on board from 24.5.1719BWAS-160317.7.1719 - 28.10.1722CaptainDigby Dent (d.1737): on board from 20.7.1719 ADM 6/12/175BWAS-160328.10.1722 - 20.7.1724CaptainJoseph Lawes (d.1740/41) ADM 6/13/74
Commission confirmed 17.7.1724
ADM 6/13

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.7.1707 - 2.2.1710/11LieutenantThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/9/83ADM 6/92.2.1710/11 - 20.6.1711LieutenantRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/11/106ADM 6/1120.6.1711 - 29.11.1715LieutenantJohn Symonds ADM 6/11/147ADM 6/1118.5.1719 - 20.7.1724LieutenantJohn Gregory (d.c.1728) ADM 6/12/170ADM 6/12

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
13.9.1712 - 25.2.1712/13Midshipman ExtraHenry Rossington ADM 6/11/224ADM 6/1126.10.1713 - 29.11.1715Midshipman ExtraHenry Rossington ADM 6/11/275ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
19.7.1706 - 24.7.1708MidshipmanRichard Riddell ADM 107/3/11ADM107/322.11.1713 - 29.11.1715MidshipmanLancelot Whitehall ADM 107/3/30ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1707In the Downs and North SeaBWAS-1603
1709On the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1603
5.1710On the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1603
1712In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1714Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
29.11.1715Paid offADM 51
1716Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
7.1716Began repairs at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
10.1716Completed repairs at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £4658.6.9dBWAS-1603
1720At JamaicaBWAS-1603
6.1720Sheathed for a voyage to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
20.7.1724Paid offADM 51
10.11.1724SurveyedBWAS-1603
26.6.1734Break up completed ad DeptfordBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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