Medway

5341
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.8.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1808BWAS-1793
Launched19.11.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold2.11.1865BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck176' 1"Imperial Feet53.6451 
Length of Keel145' 3"Imperial Feet44.1977 
Breadth47' 10"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Aft16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,768Tons BM 

Armament


19.11.1812Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1813 - 3.1816CaptainAugustus Brine (1769-1840)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1813 - 3.1816Rear-Admiral of the RedCharles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1813 - 4.12.1813LieutenantCharles Cumby (1779-?)NBD184923.4.1813 - 2.4.1816LieutenantFrank CutlerNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1814 - 15.2.1815MidshipmanWilliam Nettleton BoyceNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1808Began building at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
19.11.1812Completed building at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £58459.0.0dBWAS-1793
29.12.1812Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.7.1813Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £27837.0.0dBWAS-1793
31.12.1813Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
12.7.1814Took the Brig Siren (16)
3.1816Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1819Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1820Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £48574.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1847Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1847Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.11.1865Sold at Bermuda to J. D. Murphy for £2,180BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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