Medway

7745
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.12.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1.1740/41BWAS-1714
Acquired26.5.1742BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.5.1742BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60 Gunner - modifiedBWAS-1714
ConstructorElias BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Abandoned19.4.1749BWAS-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 
Burthen1,067 4994Tons BM 
Burthen1,068 194Tons BM 

Armament


26.5.1742Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.5.1742 - 6.10.1741CaptainGeorge Cockburne (c.1717-1770) ADM 6/16/57ADM 6/166.10.1743 - 18.3.1743/44CaptainEdward Legge (d.1747) ADM 6/16/226BWAS-171419.3.1743/44 - 3.5.1746CaptainEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/16/280BWAS-17143.5.1746 - 5.7.1748CaptainHenry Rosewell (c.1716-1771)BWAS-17145.7.1748 - 11.9.1748CaptainWilliam Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Curtis Barnet (d.1746), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1746 - 2.5.1746CommodoreCurtis Barnet (d.1746)BWAS-17143.5.1746 - 11.9.1748CommodoreEdward Peyton (d.1748)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.5.1742 - 9.10.1743Third LieutenantJohn Paterson (d.1743/44) ADM 6/16/59ADM 6/1610.10.1743 - 13.3.1743/44Second LieutenantJohn Paterson (d.1743/44) ADM 6/16/227ADM 6/1614.3.1743/44 - 18.3.1743/44Second LieutenantJohn Hussey (d.1748) ADM 6/16/279ADM 6/1619.3.1743/44 - 21.7.1745Second LieutenantWheeler Hoult (d.1749) ADM 6/16/280ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
26.5.1742Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.5.1742Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £15886.10.0dBWAS-1714
29.6.1742Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6294.13.5dBWAS-1714
30.4.1744Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
24.11.1744Took the East Indiaman Le Favori (40) at Achin
1745Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
19.10.1748Paid offADM 51
18.11.1748Sunk in Trincomalee bay as a Sheer HulkBWAS-1714
18.11.1748Refitted as a Unrated Sheer Hulk

 

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