Medway Prize

Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer 'Les Trois Provinces' (1704) (24)
First Commissioned6.9.1704BWAS-1603
Designed byJ BattBWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck92' 8"Imperial Feet28.1432 
Length of Keel72' 6"Imperial Feet22.0218 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen241 294Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen220French Tonneaux216.359 


1705Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck6 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1705110 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers

3.9.1704 - 20.3.1708/9CommanderThomas Hughes (d.1731) ADM 6/8/92BWAS-160321.3.1708/9 - 9.6.1709CommanderThomas Beverley (d.1721) ADM 6/10/46BWAS-160310.6.1709 - 22.5.1710Captain and MasterCharles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/10/69BWAS-160323.5.1710 - 6.3.1710/11CommanderJohn Fletcher (c.1681-1750) ADM 6/11/47BWAS-16036.3.1710/11 - 8.8.1712CaptainWilliam Besille (d.1713)BWAS-16039.8.1712 - 24.5.1713Captain and MasterSir Hugh Middleton (5th Baronet Middleton of Ruthin) (d.1756): on board from 1713 ADM 6/11/267
Commission confirmed 27.7.1713

5 Commissioned Officers

19.9.1704 - 29.1.1706/7LieutenantCharles Bourne ADM 6/8/93ADM 6/830.1.1706/7 - 8.3.1710/11LieutenantJohn Long ADM 6/9/45ADM 6/99.3.1710/11 - 13.12.1711LieutenantHenry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/11/255ref:88414.12.1711 - 21.1.1712/13LieutenantHenry Fowkes (d.1729) ADM 6/11/264
Commission confirmed 16.6.1713
ADM 6/11
22.1.1712/13 - 24.5.1713LieutenantWilliam Danvers (d.bef.1729) ADM 6/11/265
Commission confirmed 23.6.1713
ADM 6/11

Service History

1705Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1709Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1603
1711Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1603
24.5.1713Paid offADM 51


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