HMS Medway (1812)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Medway.
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Medway
Ordered: 19 August 1807
Builder: Pitcher, Northfleet
Laid down: December 1808
Launched: 19 November 1812
Fate: Sold, 1865
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Vengeur-class ship of the line
Tons burthen: 1768 bm
Length: 176 ft (54 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:

74 guns:

  • Gundeck: 28 × 32 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 28 × 18 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 4 × 12 pdrs, 10 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Forecastle: 2 × 12 pdrs, 2 × 32 pdr carronades
  • Poop deck: 6 × 18 pdr carronades

HMS Medway was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 November 1812 at Northfleet.[1]

Medway was converted to serve as a prison ship in 1847, and was sold out of the Navy in 1865.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p189.

References[edit]

  • Hannings, Bud. (2012). The War of 1812: A Complete Chronology with Biographies of 63 General Officers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-6385-5
  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.