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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 by
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypePost ShipBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1782 - 22.4.1783Captain
Thomas DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
Transfered ADM 6/22/428
BWAS-1714
22.4.1783 - 9.3.1786Captain
Thomas DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/23/55
BWAS-1714
9.3.1786 - 25.6.1789Captain
Thomas RaweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1804
ADM 3/26/319
BWAS-1714
12.1792 - 5.12.1800Lieutenant
John BurrowsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1800
BWAS-1714
1800 - 8.11.1802Lieutenant
Caleb HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1790
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.6.1781 - 26.3.1782Lieutenant
William RichanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1802
Transfered ADM 6/22/297
ADM 6/22
22.11.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
Charles CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1780 - 15.12.1780Carpenter
William LemonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1804
Discharged
ADM 29/8

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

 

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