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
ConstructorWilliam StoneBWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1813 - 10.1813CaptainValentine Gardner (d.1820)BWAS-179310.1813 - 1814CaptainHenry Bourchier (1787-1852)BWAS-17931814 - 4.1815CaptainWilliam PatersonBWAS-17934.1815 - 1817CaptainRobert GambierBWAS-17933.1819 - 1820CommanderHenry John LeekeBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1819 - 4.1820LieutenantEdward Belcher (1799-?)NBD184928.4.1821 - 12.1821LieutenantParker Duckworth Bingham (1799-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1815 - 11.1818MidshipmanRichard Edward Cumberland (1800-?)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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