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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 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
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

4 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
24.6.1697 - 1697Purser
John HancockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
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

4 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
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
in the Channel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19.4.1708Took the Privateer
La Levrette 1708-1708
French Privateer

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

18.7.1709Took the Privateer
La Dauphine 1709-1709
French Privateer

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

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

26.10.1710Took the Privateer
La Confiance 1710-1710
French Privateer

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

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

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

 

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