HMS Medway (1693)

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Name: HMS Medway
Builder: Furzer, Sheerness Dockyard
Launched: 20 September 1693
Fate: Broken up, 1749
General characteristics as built[1]
Class and type: 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 914 bm
Length: 145 ft 3 in (44.3 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft (11.6 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 7 in (4.7 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 60 guns of various weights of shot
General characteristics after 1718 rebuild[2]
Class and type: 1706 Establishment 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line
Tons burthen: 914 bm
Length: 144 ft (43.9 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 38 ft (11.6 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft 8 in (4.8 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 60 guns:
  • Gundeck: 24 × 24 pdrs
  • Upper gundeck: 26 × 9 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 8 × 6 pdrs
  • Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

HMS Medway was a 60-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched at Sheerness Dockyard on 20 September 1693.[1]

Medway, together with Chatham and Triton, captured the French Auguste on 19 August 1705.[3]

She was rebuilt according to the 1706 Establishment at Deptford Dockyard, and relaunched on 1 August 1718. Medway was hulked in 1740.[2]

She was eventually broken up in 1749.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p163.
  2. ^ a b c Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p168.
  3. ^ Roche (2005), p. 57.

References[edit]

  • 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.
  • Roche, Jean-Michel (2005) Dictionnaire des Bâtiments de la Flotte de Guerre Française de Colbert à nos Jours. (Group Retozel-Maury Millau), Vol. 1.