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'Myrmidon' 1781, British 22-gun ship (With Plans)

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                                                                                               Myrmidon

                                                                                              

                                                                                                     1781 

 

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Dimensions:

 

Length of Gundeck      113' 9 ½"

Length of Keel                94' 2"

Breadth                           31' 0"

Depth in Hold                  10' 2"

Burthen                         481 1594

 

Armarment:

 

Upper Gun Deck    20  6-pounder

Quarterdeck            2  3-pounder (to be replaced by two 12-pounder carronades later on)

 

Hull coppered in August 1781.

 

Named for the warlike race who followed Achilles in the Trojan War, the first H.M.S. Myrmidon to serve in the Royal Navy was a sixth rate of 481 tons built at Deptford and laid down in November 1779. Launched on 9th June 1781, she measured 114 feet in length with a 31 foot beam and was based on the lines of H.M.S. Amazon, a French frégate légère (La Panthère) captured in 1745 and assimilated into the fleet on account of her particularly useful design. Mounting 22 guns - 20-6pdrs. on her upper deck and 2-3pdrs. on her quarterdeck - and carrying a crew of 160, she was not completed until the American War of Independence was drawing close and thus saw only limited service. Despite the Navy's needs in the French Wars, she was hulked for harbour service in 1798 and broken up in April 1811.

 

Six other (slighly smaller and more cost-effective) ships based on her lines were built, Echo (1782), Rattler (1783), Calypso (1783), Brisk (1784),

Nautilus (1784), Scorpion (1785).

 

All these ships share a rather uncommon feature, the french-style stern which looks like a direct copy of the stern of the Panthère (or the Renommée, her 'bigger sister').

 

 

I orderd her surprisingly complete plans from the NMM, let´s see when they´ll arrive :)

 

 

 

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PoTBS...

Similar , but not the same ship. Potbs had 2 ships, one was customized by 3d modeler and could actually use this stern.  Take a look at these ships Myrmidon and Cursed Blade (Top). Top image matches the blueprint.

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Well, the Myrmidon is an almost 100% identical bitish copy of the Amazon/Panthère (captured 1745), which basically was a scaled down 20-gun version of the Renommée/Siréne.

 

That being said, I forgot that we´re going to get the Renommée ingame so the Myrmidon would be a bit redundant. A fine looking ship, though. And a very good and fast sailor, too, according to her sailing report.

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On 10/07/2015 at 11:53 AM, Malachi said:

Six other (slighly smaller and more cost-effective) ships based on her lines were built, Echo (1782), Rattler (1783), Calypso (1783), Brisk (1784), Nautilus (1784), Scorpion (1785).

HMS Echo

1782

British 6-pdr Corvette

22 guns

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Armament :

  • GD : 16 x 6-pdr
  • QD : 4 x 12-pdr (carronade)
  • fc : 2 x 12-pdr (carronade)

Sources :

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83629.html

https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_class&id=242

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On 10/07/2015 at 11:53 AM, Malachi said:

                                                                                               Myrmidon

                                                                                                      1781 

I orderd her surprisingly complete plans from the NMM, let´s see when they´ll arrive :)

Is there more than :

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83622.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83624.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83623.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83625.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83621.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83818.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83819.html

The decorated stern ? The figurehead ?

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Decoration of the sterns of the French Panthère (1744) and HMS Echo (1782) and her sister ships :

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La Panthère

 

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HMS Echo

 

They copied the decoration 40 years after the building of the original. Surprizing !!

@Malachi Some thoughts to share about the paint schemes of British ships and differences with the French ones ?

What about the figureheads ?

Sources :

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83629.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83819.html

 

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