Medway

5334
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.3.1715/16BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.7.1716BWAS-1714
Launched1.8.1718BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.2.1718/19
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-Gunner
Designed byJ BattBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen914 294Tons BM 

Armament


1719Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365 BWAS-1714
1719240Complement in peaceBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1718/19 - 16.11.1721CaptainRobert Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/12/154BWAS-171412.2.1726/27 - 22.11.1733CaptainFrancis Percy (d.1740/41) ADM 6/14/133BWAS-171422.2.1733/34 - 8.2.1735/36CaptainSamuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-1714

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1718/19 - 16.11.1721First LieutenantThomas Billop (d.1740) ADM 6/12/154ADM 6/1228.2.1718/19 - 16.11.1721Second LieutenantFrancis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/12/154ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 15.5.1727Third LieutenantGeorge Rawlings ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1214.2.1726/27 - 10.1.1727/28First LieutenantWilliam Coulsea ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 15.1.1727/28Second LieutenantJames Witterong ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 16.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Baker (d.1740) ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 22.2.1733/34First LieutenantJames Witterong ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 22.2.1733/34Second LieutenantWilliam Baker (d.1740) ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 13.6.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Dawnay (d.1766) ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1323.2.1733/34 - 8.2.1735/36First LieutenantHenry Hemmington (d.c.1744) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 12.4.1734Second LieutenantJames Hamilton (d.1756) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 29.3.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Gage (d.1743) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1430.3.1734 - 19.5.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/14/180ADM 6/1413.4.1734 - 8.2.1735/36Second LieutenantJohn Gage (d.1743) ADM 6/15/182ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 8.2.1735/36Third LieutenantWilliam Dandridge (d.1747) ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/14

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1718Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £9483.13.6d
1719Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1720Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
16.11.1721Paid offADM 51
12.2.1726/27

Commissioned for the Baltic

BWAS-1714
22.8.1727

The captain, Francis Percy, and all commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
1734In home watersBWAS-1714
8.2.1736

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1740SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1740Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Receiving Ship BWAS-1714
25.6.17461st Battle of Negapatam
19.6.1747Ordered to be cut down abaftBWAS-1714
29.12.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1749Completed breaking up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1719/061719/11British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
1721/04/131721/10/20British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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