Montagu

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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 Allin (d.1795)BWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Harris (d.1773)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1757 - 11.9.1758Captain Joshua Rowley (1734-1790) ADM 6/18/439BWAS-171410.3.1760 - 19.10.1761Captain William Williamson (c.1720-1771) ADM 6/19/145BWAS-171419.10.1761 - 21.6.1762Captain William Mantell (c.1714-1765) ADM 6/19/357B05121.6.1762 - 26.9.1762Captain William Parry (c.1705-1779) ADM 6/19/418BWAS-171426.9.1762 - 24.5.1763Captain John Cleland (d.1795) ADM 6/19/526
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 10.8.1763
BWAS-1714
21.2.1769 - 17.10.1772Captain Richard Smith (c.1734-1811) ADM 6/20/228BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
c.21.2.1769 - 1770Commodore Robert Man (1721-1783) ADM 107/1/266BWAS-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) BG
15.2.1759Took the Cutter Le Hardi Mendiant (8) 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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