Medway

5340
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.11.1756BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeStoreship
Sold17.4.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck64' 10"Imperial Feet19.5072 
Length of Keel55' 5"Imperial Feet16.7894 
Breadth16' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen83 1094Tons BM 

Armament


11.1756Broadside Weight = 12 Imperial Pound ( 5.442 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.175645 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.11.1756 - 25.1.1757CommanderJohn Wilson (c.1728-1795) ADM 6/18/325ADM 6/1825.1.1757 - 18.10.1758CommanderCharles Lucas (d.1773) ADM 6/18/348BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 18.4.1759CommanderBasil Keith (c.1734-1777) ADM 6/18/549ADM 6/1818.4.1759 - 4.10.1759CommanderHugh Dalrymple (c.1730-1784) ADM 6/19/58BWAS-17144.10.1759 - 15.2.1760CommanderJohn Martin (c.1724-1775) ADM 6/19/100ADM 6/19

Service History


DateEventSource
10.11.1756Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £400.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.11.1756Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
22.11.1756Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.3.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1051.18.2dBWAS-1714
15.2.1760Paid offADM 51
3.1.1764Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
17.4.1764Sold at Sheerness for £132BWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile fishing buss purchased from The Society for Fre British Fishery

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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