Bedford Galley

Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned5.1697B028
ShipyardNew England - United States BWAS-1603
ConstructorThomas HollandBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeGalley-Frigate B028
Broken Up to Rebuild1709BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Bedford Galley' (1709) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck103' 3 ½"Imperial Feet31.4071 
Length of Keel85' 2"Imperial Feet25.9182 
Breadth28' 8"Imperial Feet8.5598 
Depth in Hold10' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen372 2694Tons BM 


1697Broadside Weight = 109.5 Imperial Pound ( 49.6584 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1703Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1697135 BWAS-1603

3 Commanding Officers

7.5.1697 - 12.1.1699/1700CaptainRobert Holliman (d.1702) ADM 6/4/95BWAS-16031.10.1701 - 8.2.1702/3CaptainJohn Edwards ADM 6/6/115BWAS-16039.2.1702/3 - 25.12.1708CaptainJohn Jackson (d.1725) ADM 6/7/87BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers

7.5.1697 - 14.1.1698/99LieutenantArthur Radford (d.1700) ADM 6/4/96ADM 6/414.1.1698/99 - 12.1.1699/1700LieutenantSamuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/5/38ADM 6/52.10.1701 - 15.1.1702/3LieutenantRobert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/6/116ADM 6/614.1.1702/3 - 17.12.1709LieutenantGeorge Rumball (c.1660-?) ADM 6/7/77ADM 6/7

Service History

6.5.1697Purchased from Mr Taylor while on the StocksBWAS-1603
1698Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1699Off the French coastBWAS-1603
12.1.1699/1700Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
1702Sailed with a Virginia convoyBWAS-1603
1703Commissioned for the Channel IslandsBWAS-1603
25.12.1708Paid offADM 51
1709Rebuilding at PortsmouthBWAS-1603


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