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Bedford Galley

3267
Nominal Guns34B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired6.5.1697B028
First Commissioned5.1697B028
ShipyardNew England - United States B028
Constructor
Thomas HollandBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate (Galley-Frigate)B028
Broken Up to Rebuild1709B028
Becomes

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1697 - 12.1.1699/1700Captain
Robert HollimanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1700
ADM 6/4/95
BWAS-1603
1.10.1701 - 8.2.1702/3Captain
John EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1709
Transfered ADM 6/6/115
BWAS-1603
9.2.1702/3 - 25.12.1708Captain
John JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1710
ADM 6/7/87
BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1697 - 14.1.1698/99Lieutenant
Arthur RadfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
ADM 6/4/96
ADM 6/4
14.1.1698/99 - 12.1.1699/1700Lieutenant
Samuel TilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1726
ADM 6/5/38
ADM 6/5
2.10.1701 - 15.1.1702/3Lieutenant
Robert BowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1729
ADM 6/6/116
ADM 6/6
14.1.1702/3 - 17.12.1709Lieutenant
George RumballBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1717
Transfered ADM 6/7/77
ADM 6/7

8 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.5.1697 - 1697Cook
John WadyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/95
ADM/A
6.5.1697 - 1697Gunner
Thomas UndyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/95
ADM/A
6.5.1697 - 1697Purser
John BrockwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/95
ADM/A
6.5.1697 - 10.2.1698/99Carpenter
John MackeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1699
Dismissed ADM 6/4/95
ADM/A
6.5.1697 - 20.6.1699Boatswain
Richard ClarageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1699
Discharged Sick ADM 6/4/95
ADM 6/4
28.6.1697 - 12.1.1699/1700Master
John WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1700
ADM/A
13.2.1698/99 - 1699Carpenter
Richard BoakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1699
ADM/A
21.3.1698/99 - 1699Boatswain
John BaxterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699
ADM/A

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.5.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Thomas BardellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/95
ADM 6/4
12.5.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Peirce EarlismanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/96
ADM 6/4
19.9.1699 - 12.1.1699/1700Midshipman
George PomeroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1735
ADM 107/1/312
ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1699Boy
Edward BigleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699
ADM/A
1699Boy
Daniel ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699
ADM/A

Service History


DateEventSource
6.5.1697

Purchased from Mr Taylor while on the Stocks

BWAS-1603
6.5.1697

We understand by your letter of the 3rd inst; that you have bought the Bedford Galley for HM's service and ordered her to be received by the Deptford Yard. The Officers of the Yard have reported on the number of Men and nature of Guns to be established on her and you are to cause her to be established accordingly,and fitted out for Channel service for ten weeks for her highest complement of Men.

ADM/A
1698Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1699Off the French coastBWAS-1603
24.1.1698/99

We direct you to cause the Men belonging to the Bedford Galley (lately returned from Newfoundland and now in Longreach) to be reduced to the lowest Complement of Men established on her, and whereas there is now aboard her two boys, Edward Bigley and Daniel Parker, who are evidences against one John Cates accused by them of sodomy, you are to cause them to be entered and borne aboard the said Ship as part of the aforesaid Complement.

ADM/A
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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