Montagu

5194
Nominal Guns60B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Montagu' (1698) (60)
Ordered7.1714BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down13.5.1714BWAS-1603
Acquired26.7.1716BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-Gunner
Designed byJ BattBWAS-1603
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up19.9.1749BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck144' 3"Imperial Feet43.8929 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 1 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen920 494Tons BM 

Armament


26.7.1716Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
18.4.1706365Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1716/17 - 13.3.1717/18CaptainGeorge Purvis (1680-1748) ADM 6/12/92BWAS-160314.3.1717/18 - 10.1.1720/21CaptainThomas Beverley (d.1721) ADM 6/12/118BWAS-160322.2.1733/34 - 12.2.1735/36CaptainJohn Hildesley (d.1771) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-160319.2.1739/40 - 28.7.1740CaptainThomas Trefusis (1687-1754) ADM 6/15/249BWAS-160329.7.1740 - 24.7.1745CaptainWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/15/316BWAS-1603

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1716/17 - 21.4.1718First LieutenantJoseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/12/92ADM 6/1226.2.1716/17 - 3.9.1717Second LieutenantDuncomb Drake (d.1734) ADM 6/12/92ADM 6/124.9.1717 - 9.1.1717/18First LieutenantDuncomb Drake (d.1734) ADM 6/12/107
Commission confirmed 22.11.1717
ADM 6/12
4.9.1717 - 16.3.1717/18Second LieutenantHenry Robinson (d.c.1727) ADM 6/12/107ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 10.1.1720/21First LieutenantEdward Wye ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 2.10.1719Second LieutenantGeorge Anson (1697-1762) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1224.4.1720 - 10.1.1720/21Second LieutenantMatthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 6/12/228ADM 6/1213.5.1720 - 10.1.1720/21Third LieutenantJohn Fenwick (d.1744) ADM 6/12/228
Commission confirmed 3.1.1720/21
ADM 6/12
23.2.1733/34 - 9.6.1735First LieutenantGeorge Cox ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 10.6.1735Second LieutenantJohn Opie (d.1758) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 13.12.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Crookshanks (1708-1795) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1413.12.1734 - 10.6.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/14/198ADM 6/1410.6.1735 - 12.2.1735/36First LieutenantJohn Opie (d.1758) ADM 6/15/214ADM 6/1410.6.1735 - 12.2.1735/36Second LieutenantRobert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/15/214ADM 6/1410.6.1735 - 12.2.1735/36Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsTuson Stace (d.bef.1740) ADM 6/15/214ADM 6/144.3.1739/40 - 27.5.1741Second LieutenantGeorge Langdon (d.1741) ADM 6/15/256ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 27.5.1741Third LieutenantSamuel Pitchford ADM 6/16/256ADM 6/1528.5.1741 - 2.2.1741/42Second LieutenantSamuel Pitchford ADM 6/16/120
Commission confirmed 30.11.1742
ADM 6/16
28.5.1741 - 5.2.1741/42Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Tell ADM 6/16/498ADM 6/166.2.1741/42 - 2.6.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Durell ADM 6/16/502
Commission confirmed 29.6.1745
ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
15.11.1740 - 3.11.1742MasterRichard Hinde (c.1682-c.1762) ADM 107/3/511ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.7.1737 - 25.8.1738Lieutenant's ServantCharles Claus (c.1720-1749) ADM 107/3/513ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1716Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11190.14.2dBWAS-1603
1717Commissioned for George Byng (1st Viscount Torrington of Devon) (1663/64-1732/33) fleet in the BalticBWAS-1603
1718Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1718small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4244.9.7dBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
10.1.1720/21Paid offADM 51
6.1721middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3393.2.3dBWAS-1603
1734Recommissioned for Home watersBWAS-1603
12.2.1736

Paid off

ADM 51
1.1739Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1740RecommissionedBWAS-1603
5.1740Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11812.8.1dBWAS-1603
8.1740To the West Indies with Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) fleetBWAS-1603
3.1740/41In operations against CartagenaBWAS-1603
7.1741In operations against SantiagoBWAS-1603
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1603
1743At JamaicaBWAS-1603
20.10.1744Cast ashore in hurricane, but salvedBWAS-1603
6.1745Arrived homeBWAS-1603
24.7.1745Paid offADM 51
7.1.1747/48SurveyedBWAS-1603
19.9.1749Break up completed at Portsmouth for £383.17.0 1/2dBWAS-1603

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1744/10/201744/10/21Jamaica Hurricane, 1744 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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