Mary Galley

Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.5.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.7.1744
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater20.4.1764BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet38.4239 
Length of Keel102' 6"Imperial Feet31.1658 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen716 4294Tons BM 


16.6.1744Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

17.7.1744 - 26.8.1744CaptainWilliam Dandridge (d.1747) ADM 6/16/340ADM 6/1627.8.1744 - 24.12.1748CaptainRobert Swanton (d.1765) ADM 6/16/356BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

7.7.1744 - 30.8.1744First LieutenantJohn Green (d.1745) ADM 6/16/335ADM 6/1620.7.1744 - 6.3.1745/46Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Langdon (d.1746) ADM 6/16/344ADM 6/167.3.1745/46 - 3.4.1746Second LieutenantWilliam Langdon (d.1746) ADM 6/17/71ADM 6/177.3.1745/46 - 3.4.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRoger Edwards (d.1749) ADM 6/17/71ADM 6/174.4.1746 - 24.12.1748Second LieutenantRoger Edwards (d.1749) ADM 6/17/84ADM 6/17

Service History

16.6.1744building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £7531.10.0dBWAS-1714
13.9.1744fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £5666.8.10dBWAS-1714
1746On the West coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
3.1745/46Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1746Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £984.5.7dBWAS-1714
1747In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1748In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
24.12.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
1.1749Surveyed but not repairedBWAS-1714
29.2.1764Ordered to be sunk as a breakwater at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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