Recent updates


Recent Comments

             

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 by
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
Constructor
Henry AdamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.6.1749 - 24.7.1749Captain
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
ADM 6/17/471
ADM 6/17
24.7.1749 - 10.1.1749/50Captain
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
ADM 6/17/484
BWAS-1714
10.1.1749/50 - 3.5.1750Captain
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
ADM 6/17/508
ADM 6/17
3.5.1750 - 10.9.1750Captain
Edward KellerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1748
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/517
BWAS-1714
13.12.1750 - 18.7.1752Captain
Elias BateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1745
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/539
BWAS-1714
27.2.1753 - 3.4.1753Captain
James ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1753
ADM 6/18/60
ADM 6/18
3.4.1753 - 30.6.1753Captain
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1794
ADM 6/18/65
ADM 6/18
30.6.1753 - 27.7.1753Captain
John HollwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
ADM 6/18/76
BWAS-1714
20.1.1754 - 8.11.1756Captain
Washington ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
Transfered ADM 6/18/88
BWAS-1714
8.11.1756 - 7.4.1758Captain
Alexander InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1786
Transfered ADM 6/18/320
BWAS-1714
18.10.1758 - 6.1.1760Captain
James HackmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1763
ADM 6/18/548
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1750 - 31.10.1751Lieutenant
Frederick BoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1747
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/521
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1750 - 1.3.1751/52Master
Francis OrchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1762
Transfered ADM 107/4/346
ADM 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

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Wednesday 23rd of June 2021 17:29Cy
British Sixth Rate ship 'Proteus' (1777) (26) 1777-1783
British 26 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Wednesday 23rd of June 2021 09:40Penelope Shorne
Richard CogganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
Wednesday 23rd of June 2021 05:07Tim Oakley
British sloop 'Wolf' (1754) (8) 1754-1781
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Tuesday 22nd of June 2021 04:23Michael
Tuesday 22nd of June 2021 01:26Gary Kett
British Sixth Rate ship 'Proteus' (1777) (26) 1777-1783
British 26 Gun
6th Rate Ship