Medway Prize

5337
Nominal Guns30
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Merchant east indiaman 'Le Favori' (1743) (40)
Captured24.11.1744
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1715
Designed byGilles CambryNNF-1715
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold13.2.1749/50

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 7"Imperial Feet38.7162 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth35' 10"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen744 1094Imperial Feet0.0027 

Armament


2.1745Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 4-Pounder

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1744/45 - 5.4.1747CaptainThomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/17/493
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 29.8.1749
BWAS-1714
5.4.1747 - 5.7.1748CaptainWilliam Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Curtis Barnet (d.1746), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
BWAS-1714
5.7.1748 - 28.7.1749CaptainNicholas Vincent (c.1723-1809) ADM 6/17/488
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17
28.7.1749 - 23.8.1749CaptainEdward Christian (d.1758) ADM 6/17/499
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 11.10.1749
ADM 6/17

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1748/49 - 23.8.1749Second LieutenantPeter Manwaring Wilding (d.1766) ADM 6/17/499
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 6.10.1749
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource

24.11.1744Taken in Achen Roads (Banda Aceh) by the Medway.BWAS-1714
25.2.1744/45Surveyed and purchased for £8,000BWAS-1714
25.6.17461st Battle of Negapatam
23.8.1749Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
14.9.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.2.1749/50Sold at Deptford for £508BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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