Myrmidon

5490
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.6.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.11.1779BWAS-1714
Launched9.6.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Designed byAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypePost Ship
Broken Up4.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 9 ½"Imperial Feet34.4551 
Length of Keel94' 2"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Draught Forward6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft10' 11"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Burthen481 1594Tons BM 

Armament


9.6.1784Broadside Weight = 63 Imperial Pound ( 28.5705 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.6.1781160 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1782 - 22.4.1783CaptainThomas Drury ADM 6/22/428BWAS-171422.4.1783 - 1783CaptainThomas Drury ADM 6/23/55BWAS-17149.3.1786 - 25.6.1789CaptainThomas Rawe (c.1740-1809) ADM 3/26/319BWAS-171412.1792 - 5.12.1800LieutenantJohn Burrows (1738-1818)BWAS-17141800 - 1802LieutenantCaleb Hill (d.1802)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
19.11.1779Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.6.1781Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £13289.19.5dBWAS-1714
9.6.1781Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.7.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1782Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1782Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1437.3.11dBWAS-1714
14.5.1786Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.1789Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
25.6.1789Paid offADM 51
12.1792Recommissioned as a slop shipBWAS-1714
12.1792Refitted as a Other Vessels Slop Ship
5.12.1800Paid offADM 51
4.1811Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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