Medway -> 1802 Arundel

Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down13.6.1751BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMedway Class
ConstructorSir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up3.1811BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck149' 4"Imperial Feet45.4173 
Length of Keel123' 0 ½"Imperial Feet37.5031 
Breadth42' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet12.8207 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Draught Forward10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft16' 3"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,191 4194Tons BM 
Burthen1,204 2594Tons BM 


14.2.1755Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1752420Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

30.1.1755 - 15.11.1756CaptainPeter Denis (c.1713-1778) ADM 6/18/126BWAS-171415.11.1756 - 28.12.1759CaptainCharles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/18/324BWAS-171428.12.1759 - 23.8.1765CaptainJohn Bladen Tinker (c.1725-1767) ADM 6/19/120BWAS-17144.6.1774 - 5.6.1780CaptainWilliam Affleck (1740-1791) ADM 6/21/33BWAS-17145.6.1780 - 11.1.1782CaptainHarry Harmood (1739-1809) ADM 6/22/189
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 30.10.1780
ADM 6/22
11.1.1782 - 21.4.1783CaptainAlexander Edgar (1736-1817) ADM 6/22/397BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

3.1774 - 1777Rear-Admiral of the RedRobert Man (1721-1783)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

11.1.1760 - 23.8.1765Second LieutenantJohn Jackson (c.1726-1778) ADM 6/19/127ref:849

3 Warrant Officers

28.2.1756 - 16.9.1757MasterJames Robertson (c.1730-c.1815) ADM 107/5/136ADM 107/515.9.1758 - 18.12.1758Acting GunnerGeorge Teer (d.1789)IPC31.5.1778 - 5.6.1780Acting MasterRichard BurlaceADM29-1

2 Petty Officers

11.6.1758 - 14.9.1758Gunner's MateGeorge Teer (d.1789)IPC6.1774 - 1777MidshipmanRichard Hussey Bickerton (1759-1832)ref:616

1 Crewman

3.4.1758 - 10.6.1758Able SeamanGeorge Teer (d.1789)IPC

Service History

26.3.1755Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £26468.8.4dBWAS-1714
7.1756Sailed to meet East India shipsBWAS-1714
29.10.1756Took the Privateer Le Maréchal de Belleisle
30.5.1757Action of 30 May 1757
30.5.1757Took the Merchantman East Indiaman Le Duc d'Aquitaine (64) B103
5.7.1757Took the Privateer La Catherine (8)
24.7.1757Took the Privateer Le Surprenant
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
16.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1760coppering at UnknownBWAS-1714
6.3.1760Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
2.1765Sailed for homeBWAS-1714

Paid off

3.1770Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1772Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £22565.8.5dBWAS-1714
21.7.1774Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
26.12.1778Sailed as reinforcement for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
9.1780Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £9165.10.1dBWAS-1714
13.3.1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.4.1781Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.12.1781Action of 1781-12-12
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
13.12.1781Took the Privateer La Généreuse
7.5.1782Sailed with convoyBWAS-1714

Paid off

6.1783Began fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1783Completed fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.1787Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
6.1787Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1802Renamed ArundelBWAS-1714
3.1811Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
IPCIndividual's Passing Certificate Document
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
B103Battles of the British Navy Vol IJoseph AllenDigital Book
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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