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Medway

155
Nominal Guns60
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.3.1690/91
Launched20.9.1693
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness
Ship Class1691 Program - 60 gun 4th Rates (1691)
Designed by
John TippettsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1650-1692
Constructor
Zachariah ModburyBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild9.7.1716
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck145' 3"Imperial Feet44.1977 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold15' 7"Imperial Feet4.6076 
Burthen914 294Tons BM 

Armament


10.1694Broadside Weight = 408 Imperial Pound ( 185.028 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1694365EstablishmentBWAS-1714
10.1694240Peacetime EstablishmentBWAS-1714

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1694 - 16.1.1694/95Captain
Roger BellwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1697
Transfered
BWAS-1714
8.6.1696 - 14.5.1697Captain
William ClevelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1717
Transfered ADM 6/4/33
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 2.10.1696
BWAS-1714
28.4.1697 - 27.12.1699Captain
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1709
ADM 6/4/94
BWAS-1714
26.2.1700/1 - 13.1.1701/2Captain
Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
Transfered ADM 6/6/62
BWAS-1714
14.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Captain
William ProwtherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1702
ADM 6/6/130
ADM 6/6
6.2.1701/2 - 24.1.1704/5Captain
James LittletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1719
ADM 6/7/7
BWAS-1714
25.1.1704/5 - 1.9.1706Captain
The Hon. Henry MordauntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/149
BWAS-1714
2.9.1706 - 17.10.1708Captain
Edward OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/9/108
Confirmed 3.12.1707
BWAS-1714
18.10.1708 - 22.9.1710Captain
William CockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
ADM 6/9/190
BWAS-1714
23.9.1710 - 18.10.1712Captain
John MighellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1736
ADM 6/11/69
ADM 6/11

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.8.1696 - 23.8.1697Second Lieutenant
Paul SorrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1701
ADM 6/4/126
Issued by
Lord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1689

Confirmed 24.11.1697
ADM 6/4
24.8.1697 - 29.3.1698Second Lieutenant
Charles KendallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1728
ADM 6/4/115
ADM 6/4
3.9.1697 - 27.12.1699First Lieutenant
John WarhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1703
ADM 6/4/116
ADM 6/4
30.3.1698 - 27.12.1699Second Lieutenant
Mathew GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1701
ADM 6/5/15
ADM 6/5
27.2.1700/1 - 28.2.1703/4First Lieutenant
Andrew LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1713
ADM 6/6/62
ADM 6/6
28.2.1700/1 - 26.10.1703Second Lieutenant
John HorsemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1718
ADM 6/6/64
ADM 6/6
27.10.1703 - 30.8.1704Second Lieutenant
Charles BuntingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1704
ADM 6/8/20
ADM 6/8
31.8.1704 - 29.4.1705Second Lieutenant
Joshua BanasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1728
Transfered ADM 6/8/91
ADM 6/8
1.3.1704/5 - 1.1.1705/6First Lieutenant
Samuel CockayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1733
ADM 6/8/158
ADM 6/8
30.4.1705 - 13.1.1706/7Second Lieutenant
Robert FaulknerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1712
ADM 6/8/174
ADM 6/8
2.1.1705/6 - 23.9.1707First Lieutenant
Charles KendallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1728
ADM 6/8/215
ADM 6/8
14.1.1706/7 - 2.12.1708Second Lieutenant
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
Transfered ADM 6/9/65
Confirmed 29.4.1707
ADM 6/9
24.9.1707 - 27.12.1708First Lieutenant
George SquireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1709
ADM 6/9/93
ADM 6/9
3.12.1708 - 16.10.1709Second Lieutenant
Nathaniel RamseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1711
ADM 6/9/12
ADM 6/10
28.12.1708 - 16.10.1709First Lieutenant
George ColtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1711
ADM 6/9/18
ADM 6/10
17.10.1709 - 1711First Lieutenant
Nathaniel RamseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1711
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/10/95
ADM 6/10
17.10.1709 - 20.7.1712Second Lieutenant
John NorburyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1724
Transfered ADM 6/10/95
ADM 6/10
18.1.1711/12 - 8.2.1711/12First Lieutenant
Peter SolgardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1727
Transfered ADM 6/11/188
ADM 6/11
9.2.1711/12 - 11.12.1712First Lieutenant
Joseph HeleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1712
ADM 6/11/192
ADM 6/11
21.7.1712 - 11.12.1712Second Lieutenant
John BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1721
ADM 6/11/217
ADM 6/11

11 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.6.1694 - 1696Carpenter
Robert WiseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1696
ADM 6/4/50
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 2.12.1696
ADM 6/4
1696Cook
William GilletBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/45
ADM 6/4
6.7.1696 - 31.1.1697/98Cook
James HigginsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
ADM 6/4/129
Issued by
Lord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1689

Confirmed 6.12.1697
ADM 6/4
24.6.1697 - 7.5.1699Purser
John HancockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1699
Transfered ADM 6/4/106
ADM 6/4
2.7.1697 - 1697Chaplain
William LucasBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/107
ADM 6/4
22.11.1697 - 1697Chaplain
Richard StoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/125
ADM 6/4
1698 - 6.2.1697/98Purser
William WorsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1699
ADM 6/5/4
ADM 6/5
1698 - 14.9.1698Chaplain
James CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1698
ADM 6/5/30
ADM 6/5
1.2.1697/98 - 1698Cook
William BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698
ADM 6/5/3
ADM 6/5
7.2.1697/98 - 30.3.1699Purser
Anthony BarkdaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1699
Transfered ADM 6/5/4
ADM 6/5
30.3.1699 - 1699Purser
William WorsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1699
ADM 6/5/43
ADM 6/5

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1696 - bef.12.10.1696Volunteer
Nicholas BraggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/34
ADM 6/4
9.1.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
Thomas WearBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/60
ADM 6/4
1698 - 29.3.1698Volunteer
John ClevelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1700
Transfered ADM 6/5/15
ADM 6/5
30.3.1698 - 12.1.1699/1700Volunteer
Robert RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1700
ADM 6/5/15
ADM 6/5
4.4.1701 - 9.3.1701/2Midshipman
Christopher ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1747
Transfered ADM 107/1/275
ADM 107/1
11.7.1701 - 17.4.1702Master's Mate
George PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1741
ADM 107/1/276
ADM 107/1
29.10.1706 - 5.9.1707Midshipman
John MarkettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1715
ADM 107/2/144
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1694Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1696Returned homeBWAS-1714
11.8.1696Took the Ship
La Duchesse de Maine 1696-1696
French Privateer Ship

2.9.1696Took the Ship
La Constante 1696-1696
French Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
22.10.1696Took the Ship
Le Saint Louis (42) 1695-1696
French 42 Gun
Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
4.11.1696Took the Ship
L'Arc en Ciel (32) 1695-1696
French 32 Gun
Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
1697On the Irish stationBWAS-1714
30.4.1697Took the Ship
Pontchartrain (50) 1688-1697
French 50 Gun
Privateer Ship
1697 Renamed "Pontchartrain"
BWAS-1603
27.12.1699Paid offADM 51
1702Sailed to Newfoundland
10.5.1702Took the Barque Longue
La Trompette (8) 1691-1702
French 8 Gun
Unrated Barque Longue

1703In the Channel
1703Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
15.9.1703Took the Privateer
La Ferme 1703-1703
French Privateer Unknown
in the Channel

20.10.1703Took the Privateer
La Revanche 1703-1703
French Privateer Unknown
in the Channel

3.8.1704Took the Privateer
Le Saint Michel 1702-1704
French Privateer Unknown
in the Channel

15.8.1704Took the Privateer
Le Comte de Revel 1689-1704
French Privateer Unknown
in the Channel

17.8.1704Took the Privateer
Les Trois Provinces (24) 1704-1704
French 24 Gun
Privateer Unknown
in the Channel

1705With Byng's squadron in the Bay of Biscay
6.2.1704/5Took the Privateer
Le Phelypeaux 1705-1705
French Privateer Unknown

12.2.1704/5Took the Privateer
Le Bonaventure 1705-1705
French Privateer Unknown

15.2.1705Took the Frigate BWAS-1603
15.2.1704/5Took the Storeship
L'Elephant 1705-1705
French Unrated Storeship

3.4.1705Took the Privateer
La Minerve 1705-1705
French Privateer Unknown

8.8.1705Took the Ship of the Line
L'Auguste (60) 1704-1705
French 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

1706Took the Privateer
L'Upton 1706-1706
French Privateer Unknown

19.4.1708Took the Privateer
La Levrette 1708-1708
French Privateer Unknown

7.6.1708Took the Privateer
La Madame de Maintenon 1708-1708
French Privateer Unknown

18.7.1709Took the Privateer
La Dauphine 1709-1709
French Privateer Unknown

24.8.1709Took the Frigate
La Diane (16) 1709-1709
French 16 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)

1.10.1709Took the Privateer
Le Mars 1709-1709
French Privateer Unknown

1710Sailed to Lisbon and the ChannelBWAS-1603
9.7.1710Took the Privateer
Le Sage Solomon 1710-1710
French Privateer Unknown

26.10.1710Took the Privateer
La Confiance 1710-1710
French Privateer Unknown

3.12.1710Took the Privateer
L'Aimable François 1710-1710
French Privateer Unknown

13.6.1712Took the Privateer
L'Intrépide 1712-1712
French Privateer Unknown

18.10.1712Paid offADM 51
9.7.1716Docked at Deptford to be broken up for rebuildBWAS-1714

 

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