Mermaid

5383
Nominal Guns24
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1747/48
Keel Laid Down2.4.1748
Launched22.5.1749
First Commissioned23.6.1749
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked6.1.1760

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 10 ½"Imperial Feet34.7599 
Length of Keel96' 10"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold10' 2 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen532 8894Tons BM 

Armament


6.1749Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.6.1749 - 24.7.1749CaptainJohn Campbell (1719-1790) ADM 6/17/471ADM 6/1724.7.1749 - 10.1.1749/50CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/17/484BWAS-171410.1.1749/50 - 3.5.1750CaptainJohn Campbell (1719-1790) ADM 6/17/508ADM 6/173.5.1750 - 10.9.1750CaptainEdward Keller (d.1750)† ADM 6/17/517BWAS-171413.12.1750 - 18.7.1752CaptainElias Bate (c.1715-1752)† ADM 6/17/539BWAS-171427.2.1753 - 3.4.1753CaptainJames Butler (c.1718-1759) ADM 6/18/60ADM 6/183.4.1753 - 30.6.1753CaptainEdward Vernon (1723-1794) ADM 6/18/65ADM 6/1830.6.1753 - 27.7.1753CaptainJohn Hollwall (c.1723-1775) ADM 6/18/76BWAS-171420.1.1754 - 8.11.1756CaptainWashington Shirley (1722-1778) ADM 6/18/88BWAS-17148.11.1756 - 7.4.1758CaptainAlexander Innes (c.1713-1786) ADM 6/18/320BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 6.1.1760CaptainJames Hackman (c.1714-1764) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1750 - 31.10.1751LieutenantFrederick Booth (d.1751)† ADM 6/17/521ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.12.1750 - 1.3.1751/52MasterFrancis Orchard (c.1720-c.1763) ADM 107/4/346ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
22.5.1749building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £4211.16.7dBWAS-1714
22.5.1749Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1749Sailed for New YorkBWAS-1714
7.8.1749Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3829.3.11dBWAS-1714
27.7.1753Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
20.8.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1753Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
16.10.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1754RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1754Completed middling repair at a cost of £5400.17.9dBWAS-1714
15.7.1754Sailed for New EnglandBWAS-1714
22.5.1755British attack on Fort Beauséjour
20.1.1759Sailed for South CarolinaBWAS-1714
2.12.1759Bilged on a sandbank off Charleston, SCBWAS-1714
6.1.1760AbandonedBWAS-1714

 

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