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Mary Galley

Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1721BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.4.1727BWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
Peirson LockBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.6.1743BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 2"Imperial Feet10.0753 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen594 5594Tons BM 


29.6.1727Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

18.4.1727 - 16.11.1727Captain
John YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
ADM 6/13/139
16.11.1727 - 5.11.1729Captain
John YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
ADM 6/13/175
ADM 6/13
16.1.1739/40 - 27.2.1739/40Captain
John DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/244
28.2.1739/40 - 25.3.1741Captain
Henry HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1759
Transfered ADM 6/15/250
25.3.1741 - 12.3.1742/43Captain
Ashby UttingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1743
ADM 6/15/403

10 Commissioned Officers

27.4.1727 - 5.7.1728First Lieutenant
Samuel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1731
Transfered ADM 6/14/141
ADM 6/13
27.4.1727 - 10.1.1727/28Second Lieutenant
Robert FytcheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
Transfered ADM 6/13/141
ADM 6/13
27.4.1727 - 15.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1733
ADM 6/13/141
ADM 6/13
16.1.1727/28 - 15.7.1728Second Lieutenant
James FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1733
Transfered ADM 6/13/188
ADM 6/13
18.1.1727/28 - 4.4.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Abraham GouldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1743
ADM 6/14/189
ADM 6/13
5.4.1729 - 5.11.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert MeadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1735
ADM 6/14/40
Confirmed 11.11.1729
ADM 6/14
22.1.1739/40 - 12.4.1741First Lieutenant
Robert YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1745
ADM 6/15/244
ADM 6/15
22.1.1739/40 - 13.4.1741Third Lieutenant
Baker HebdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1745
ADM 6/15/244
ADM 6/15
13.4.1741 - 25.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1759
ADM 6/15/410
ADM 6/15
16.6.1741 - 12.3.1742/43First Lieutenant
The Hon. John BerminghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1745
ADM 6/15/428
ADM 6/15

1 Crewman

22.1.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Able Seaman
James PuddicombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1798
Transfered ADM 107/4/186
ADM 107/4

Service History

11.3.1726/27Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9867.10.11dBWAS-1714
1728Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
1.1730Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1730Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1542.5.2dBWAS-1714
5.1736Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1736Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £404.10.6dBWAS-1714
1.1740Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1742Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
26.4.1743Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
1.6.1743Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714
28.6.1744Remains sold for £266BWAS-1714


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Posted by Albert Parker on Wednesday 8th of September 2021 02:11

There are references to Mary Galley as a 20 during her last commission in the Mediterranean. (Richmond, /The Navy in the War of 1739-1748/, 160n; fleet lists in Schomberg, /Naval Chronology/, IV, 196, and Beatson /Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain/, III, 31) Probably her 12-pounders were removed on Admiral Haddock's authority after her arrival on his station, because of structural weakness from old age.

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