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Myrmidon

5491
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.8.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1812BWAS-1793
Launched8.6.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardMilford Dockyard - Milford Haven BWAS-1793
Ship ClassHermes ClassBWAS-1793
Constructor
William StoneBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Broken Up1.1823BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck119' 10 ½"Imperial Feet36.2839 
Length of Keel99' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet30.1943 
Breadth30' 11 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold8' 7 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Draught Forward9' 9"Imperial Feet2.9718 
Draught Aft10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen509 2594Tons BM 

Armament


8.6.1813Broadside Weight = 297 Imperial Pound ( 134.6895 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1810135Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1813 - 10.1813Captain
Valentine GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1820
BWAS-1793
10.1813 - 1814Captain
Henry BourchierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1846
BWAS-1793
1814 - 4.1815Captain
William PatersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1820
BWAS-1793
4.1815 - 1817Captain
Robert GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1825
BWAS-1793
3.1819 - 1820Commander
Henry John LeekeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1864
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1819 - 4.1820Lieutenant
Edward BelcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1842
NBD1849
28.4.1821 - 12.1821Lieutenant
Parker Duckworth BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1827
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1815 - 11.1818Midshipman
Richard Edward CumberlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1814-1827
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
40.1813Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.2.1814Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
1817In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Unknown
1819On the African staitonBWAS-1793
10.1.1823Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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