Medway

155
Nominal Guns60
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.3.1690/91
Launched20.9.1693
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard
Ship Class1691 Program - 60 gun 4th Rates
Designed byJohn Tippetts
ConstructorZachariah Modbury (d.1694)
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild9.7.1716
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Medway' (1718) (60)

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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1694 - 16.1.1694/95CaptainRoger Bellwood (d.1697)BWAS-17148.6.1696 - 14.5.1697CaptainWilliam Cleveland ADM 6/4/33
Commission confirmed 2.10.1696
BWAS-1714
28.4.1697 - 12.1.1699/0CaptainJohn Baker (1660-1716) ADM 6/4/94BWAS-171426.2.1700/1 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainCharles Wager (1666-1743) ADM 6/6/62BWAS-171414.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2CaptainWilliam Prowther (d.1703) ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/66.2.1701/2 - 24.1.1704/5CaptainJames Littleton (1668-1722/23) ADM 6/7/7BWAS-171425.1.1704/5 - 1.9.1706CaptainThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) ADM 6/8/149BWAS-17142.9.1706 - 17.10.1708CaptainEdward Owen (d.1708)† ADM 6/9/108
Commission confirmed 3.12.1707
BWAS-1714
18.10.1708 - 22.9.1710CaptainWilliam Cock ADM 6/9/190BWAS-171423.9.1710 - 1716CaptainJohn Mighells (d.1746) ADM 6/11/69ADM 6/11

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.8.1696 - 23.8.1697Second LieutenantPaul Sorrell ADM 6/4/126
Commission confirmed 24.11.1697
ADM 6/4
24.8.1697 - 29.3.1698Second LieutenantCharles Kendall (d.1743/44) ADM 6/4/115ADM 6/43.9.1697 - 12.1.1699/0First LieutenantJohn Warham (d.c.1704) ADM 6/4/116ADM 6/430.3.1698 - 12.1.1699/0Second LieutenantMathew Gregory ADM 6/5/15ADM 6/527.2.1700/1 - 28.2.1703/4First LieutenantAndrew Ley ADM 6/6/62ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 26.10.1703Second LieutenantJohn Horseman ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/627.10.1703 - 30.8.1704Second LieutenantCharles Bunting ADM 6/8/20ADM 6/831.8.1704 - 29.4.1705Second LieutenantJoshua Banaster (1675-1738) ADM 6/8/91ADM 6/81.3.1704/5 - 1.1.1705/6First LieutenantSamuel Cockayne (d.1746) ADM 6/8/158ADM 6/830.4.1705 - 13.1.1706/7Second LieutenantRobert Faulkner (d.1744) ADM 6/8/174ADM 6/82.1.1705/6 - 23.9.1707First LieutenantCharles Kendall (d.1743/44) ADM 6/8/215ADM 6/814.1.1706/7 - 2.12.1708Second LieutenantRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/9/65
Commission confirmed 29.4.1707
ADM 6/9
24.9.1707 - 27.12.1708First LieutenantGeorge Squire ADM 6/9/93ADM 6/93.12.1708 - 16.10.1709Second LieutenantNathaniel Ramsey (d.1711) ADM 6/9/12ADM 6/1028.12.1708 - 16.10.1709First LieutenantGeorge Colt ADM 6/9/18ADM 6/1017.10.1709 - 17.1.1711/12First LieutenantNathaniel Ramsey (d.1711) ADM 6/10/95ADM 6/1017.10.1709 - 20.7.1712Second LieutenantJohn Norbury ADM 6/10/95ADM 6/1018.1.1711/12 - 8.2.1711/12First LieutenantPeter Solgard (d.1738/39) ADM 6/11/188ADM 6/119.2.1711/12 - 1712First LieutenantJoseph Hele (d.1743) ADM 6/11/192ADM 6/1121.7.1712 - 3.3.1714/15Second LieutenantJohn Barker ADM 6/11/217ADM 6/11

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.4.1712 - 22.1.1713/14MidshipmanAchym Tozer ADM 107/3/122ADM107/322.1.1713/14 - 1.10.1716Master's MateAchym Tozer ADM 107/3/122ADM107/31.10.1716 - 5.6.1718MidshipmanAchym Tozer ADM 107/3/122ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
8.6.1708 - 23.12.1709Ordinary SeamanAchym Tozer ADM 107/3/122ADM107/323.12.1709 - 6.4.1712Able SeamanAchym Tozer ADM 107/3/122ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1694Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1696Returned homeBWAS-1714
11.8.1696Took the Privateer Ship La Duchesse de Maine
2.9.1696Took the Privateer Ship La Constante BWAS-1603
22.10.1696Took the Privateer Ship Le Saint Louis (42) BWAS-1603
4.11.1696Took the Privateer Ship L'Arc en Ciel (32) BWAS-1603
1697On the Irish stationBWAS-1714
30.4.1697Took the Privateer Ship Pontchartrain (50) BWAS-1603
12.1.1699/0Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
1702Sailed to Newfoundland
10.5.1702Took the Unrated Barque Longue La Trompette (8)
1703In the Channel
1703Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
15.9.1703Took the Privateer La Ferme in the Channel
20.10.1703Took the Privateer La Revanche in the Channel
3.8.1704Took the Privateer Le Saint Michel in the Channel
15.8.1704Took the Privateer Le Comte de Revel in the Channel
17.8.1704Took the Privateer Les Trois Provinces (24) in the Channel
1705With Byng's squadron in the Bay of Biscay
6.2.1704/5Took the Privateer Le Phelypeaux
12.2.1704/5Took the Privateer Le Bonaventure
15.2.1704/5Took the Unrated Storeship L'Elephant
15.2.1704/5Took the Fifth Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre La Thétis (44)
3.4.1705Took the Privateer La Minerve
8.8.1705Took the Fourth Rate Ship of the Line L'Auguste (60)
1706Took the Privateer L'Upton
19.4.1708Took the Privateer La Levrette
7.6.1708Took the Privateer La Madame de Maintenon
18.7.1709Took the Privateer La Dauphine
24.8.1709Took the Privateer Frégate Légère La Diane (16)
1.10.1709Took the Privateer Le Mars
1710Sailed to Lisbon and the ChannelBWAS-1603
9.7.1710Took the Privateer Le Sage Solomon
26.10.1710Took the Privateer La Confiance
3.12.1710Took the Privateer L'Aimable François
13.6.1712Took the Privateer L'Intrépide
9.7.1716Docked at Deptford to be broken up for rebuildBWAS-1714

 

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