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Montague
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.7.1750BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down16.12.1751BWAS-1714
Launched15.9.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.9.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward AllinBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1750-1767
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph HarrisBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1742-1773
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater8.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck157' 0"Imperial Feet47.8536 
Length of Keel132' 6 ½"Imperial Feet40.2463 
Breadth42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,218 2194Tons BM 

Armament


9.1757Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
15.9.1757420Design complementBWAS-1714

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1757 - 11.9.1758Captain
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
ADM 6/18/439
BWAS-1714
10.3.1760 - 19.10.1761Captain
William WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1742
ADM 6/19/145
BWAS-1714
19.10.1761 - 21.6.1762Captain
William MantellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1763
ADM 6/19/357
B051
21.6.1762 - 26.9.1762Captain
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1778
Transfered ADM 6/19/418
BWAS-1714
26.9.1762 - 24.5.1763Captain
John ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1787
ADM 6/19/526
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 10.8.1763
BWAS-1714
21.2.1769 - 17.10.1772Captain
Richard SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1778
ADM 6/20/228
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
c.21.2.1769 - 1770Commodore
Robert ManBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
ADM 107/1/266
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.11.1757Completed at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £23906.1.3dBWAS-1714
12.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
8.1758Operations against Cherbourg and St CasBWAS-1714
1.2.1759Took the Privateer
Le Marquis de Marigny (20) 1757-1759
French 20 Gun
Privateer
BG
15.2.1759Took the Cutter
Le Hardi Mendiant (8) 1758-1759
French 8 Gun
Privateer Cutter
BG
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
5.4.1760Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
27.11.1761Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1762In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
24.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.8.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1767Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
11.1768Completed middling repair at a cost of £12958.10.1dBWAS-1714
28.6.1769Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
17.10.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
23.3.1774Ordered to be used as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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