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Bedford Galley

13963
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered1708BWAS-1603
Acquired24.8.1709BWAS-1603
First Commissioned12.8.1709BWAS-1603
ShipyardNew England - United States BWAS-1603
Constructor
Thomas HollandBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalley-FrigateBWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Sunk as Breakwater3.5.1725BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck103' 3 ½"Imperial Feet31.4071 
Length of Keel91' 8"Imperial Feet27.94 
Breadth29' 0"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Depth in Hold11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen410 694Tons BM 

Armament


1710Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1710145 BWAS-1603

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.8.1709 - 26.1.1709/10Captain
John JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1710
: on board from 31.8.1709 ADM 6/10/81
ADM 6/10
26.1.1709/10 - 26.2.1712/13Captain
Andrew LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1713
ADM 6/11/21
BWAS-1603
5.10.1715 - 25.2.1716/17Captain
Edward HollandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1721
ADM 6/12/53
BWAS-1603
26.2.1716/17 - 26.9.1717Commander
William DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1744
ADM 6/12/92
BWAS-1603
17.3.1717/18 - 24.3.1717/18Commander
Samuel AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1747
: on board from 20.3.1717/18 Transfered ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
11.3.1718/19 - 29.5.1720Commander
James LuckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1736
ADM 6/12/158
BWAS-1603
29.5.1720 - 29.9.1720Commander
Daniel MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1728
Transfered ADM 6/13/4
Confirmed 20.2.1720/21
ADM 6/13
30.9.1720 - 7.4.1721Commander
John WellerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1751
ADM 6/13/3
Confirmed 13.2.1720/21
ADM 6/13
7.4.1721 - 26.11.1721Commander
Edward BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1736
Transfered ADM 6/13/8
BWAS-1603
7.12.1721 - 30.3.1723Commander
John TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1728
ADM 6/13/25
BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.8.1709 - 6.2.1710/11Lieutenant
John RooseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1721
Transfered ADM 6/10/81
ADM 6/10
7.2.1710/11 - 26.2.1712/13Lieutenant
Anthony WilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1715
ADM 6/11/105
ADM 6/11
7.10.1715 - 20.2.1716/17Lieutenant
Samuel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1731
Transfered ADM 6/10/7
ADM 6/12
26.2.1716/17 - 26.9.1717Lieutenant
Foot PikeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1730
ADM 6/12/92
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 23.3.1717/18Lieutenant
Henry RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1727
Transfered ADM 6/12/120
ADM 6/12
11.3.1718/19 - 10.2.1719/20Lieutenant
Isaac PowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1737
Transfered ADM 6/12/158
ADM 6/12
11.2.1719/20 - 12.10.1720Lieutenant
John ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1728
ADM 6/12/194
ADM 6/12
13.10.1720 - 3.12.1721Lieutenant
John StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1726
ADM 6/12/228
Confirmed 28.12.1720
ADM 6/12
4.12.1721 - 17.7.1722Lieutenant
William GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1744
Transfered ADM 6/13/23
ADM 6/13
18.7.1722 - 30.3.1723Lieutenant
Henry PowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1724
ADM 6/13/42
ADM 6/13

Service History


DateEventSource
1710Convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1603
1711With Walker's squadron in the St LawrenceBWAS-1603
1712Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
26.2.1712/13

Paid off

ADM 51
1716Commissioned ofr an Archangel convoyBWAS-1603
1717Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
1717Rerated as a Fireship
2.1717Began small repair at Deptford - London
4.1717Completed small repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £420.1.7d
26.9.1717Paid offADM 33
12.1719Began refitting at Deptford - London
2.1720Completed refitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £1126.2.2d
1722Commissioned as a quarantine guardBWAS-1603
30.3.1723Paid offADM 33
22.4.1723

Ordered to be used as a breakwater at Sheerness

BWAS-1603
3.5.1725

Sunk as a breakwater at Sheerness

BWAS-1603

 

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