Medway

7745
Nominal Guns58BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1740/12/05BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1741/01/07BWAS-1714
Acquired1742/05/26BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60 Gunner - modified
ConstructorElias BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Abandoned1749/04/19BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,068 194Tons BM 
Burthen1,067 4994Tons BM 

Armament


1742/05/26Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1745Broadside 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
1733420Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1742 - 1743CaptainJohn CockburnBWAS-17141744 - 1744/03CaptainEdward LeggeBWAS-17141744/03 - 1746/05/03CaptainEdward PeytonBWAS-17141746/05/03 - 1748CaptainHenry RosewellBWAS-1714

Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1746 - 1746/05/02CommodoreCurtis BarnetBWAS-17141746/05/03 - 1748CommodoreEdward PeytonBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1742/05/26Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1742/05/26Completed at Rotherhithe at a cost of £15886.10.0dBWAS-1714
1742/06/29Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6294.13.5dBWAS-1714
1744/04/30Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1744/11/24Took the Merchantman East Indiaman Le Favori (40) at Achin
1745Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1748/11/18Sunk in Trincomalee bay as a Sheer HulkBWAS-1714
1748/11/18Refitted as a Unrated Sheer Hulk
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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