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-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers

18.4.1727 - 16.11.1727CaptainJohn Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/13/139BWAS-171416.11.1727 - 5.11.1729CaptainJohn Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/13/175ADM 6/1316.1.1739/40 - 27.2.1739/40CaptainJohn Durell (d.1748) ADM 6/15/244BWAS-171428.2.1739/40 - 25.3.1741CaptainHenry Harrison (d.1759) ADM 6/15/250BWAS-171425.3.1741 - 12.3.1742/43CaptainAshby Utting (d.1745/46) ADM 6/15/403BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers

27.4.1727 - 5.7.1728First LieutenantSamuel Hill (d.c.1729) ADM 6/14/141ADM 6/1327.4.1727 - 10.1.1727/28Second LieutenantRobert Fytche (d.1740) ADM 6/13/141ADM 6/1327.4.1727 - 15.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Fielding (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/141ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 15.7.1728Second LieutenantJames Fielding (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/188ADM 6/1318.1.1727/28 - 4.4.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAbraham Gould (d.1764) ADM 6/14/189ADM 6/135.4.1729 - 5.11.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Mead (d.c.1737) ADM 6/14/40
Commission confirmed 11.11.1729
ADM 6/14
22.1.1739/40 - 12.4.1741First LieutenantRobert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/15/244ADM 6/1522.1.1739/40 - 13.4.1741Third LieutenantBaker Hebden (c.1712-bef.1763) ADM 6/15/244ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 25.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Grant (c.1719-1758) ADM 6/15/410ADM 6/1516.6.1741 - 12.3.1742/43First LieutenantThe Hon. John Bermingham (c.1718-1746) ADM 6/15/428ADM 6/15

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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