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 Commissioned28.2.1718/19BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by J BattBWAS-1714
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 - 16.11.1721Captain Robert Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/12/154BWAS-171412.2.1726/27 - 22.11.1733Captain Francis Percy (c.1676-1740/41) ADM 6/14/133BWAS-171422.2.1733/34 - 8.2.1735/36Captain Samuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-1714

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1718/19 - 16.11.1721First Lieutenant Thomas Billop (d.1740) ADM 6/12/154ADM 6/1228.2.1718/19 - 16.11.1721Second Lieutenant Francis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/12/154ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 16.11.1721Third Lieutenant George Rawlings ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1214.2.1726/27 - 10.1.1727/28First Lieutenant William Coulsea ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 15.1.1727/28Second Lieutenant James Witterong ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 16.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Baker (d.1740) ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 22.2.1733/34First Lieutenant James Witterong ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 22.2.1733/34Second Lieutenant William Baker (d.1740) ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 13.6.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Dawnay (d.1766) ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1323.2.1733/34 - 8.2.1735/36First Lieutenant Henry Hemmington (d.c.1744) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 12.4.1734Second Lieutenant James Hamilton (d.1756) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 29.3.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Gage (c.1711-1743) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1430.3.1734 - 19.5.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/14/180ADM 6/1413.4.1734 - 8.2.1735/36Second Lieutenant John Gage (c.1711-1743) ADM 6/15/182ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 8.2.1735/36Third Lieutenant William Dandridge (d.1747) ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/14

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1718Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9483.13.6d
1719Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1720Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford 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

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.1719-11.1719British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
 

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