Kent

185
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1697B028
Launched3.1698/99B028
First Commissioned2.5.1699B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
ConstructorJohn & Richard WellsB028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild17.3.1721/22B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0278 
Length of Keel123' 7 ½"Imperial Feet37.5031 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.2682 
Depth in Hold16' 7"Imperial Feet4.9064 
Burthen1,064Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0278 
Length of Keel123' 7 ½"Imperial Feet37.5031 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.2682 
Depth in Hold16' 7"Imperial Feet4.9064 
Burthen1,065 3094Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1703460EstablishmentBWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 25.2.1700/1CaptainJohn Leake (1656-1720) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 18.3.1702/3CaptainJohn Jennings (1664-1743) ADM 6/6/61BWAS-171419.3.1702/3 - 2.1.1703/4CaptainRobert Fairfax (1666-1725) ADM 6/7/106BWAS-17143.1.1703/4 - 15.8.1704CaptainJonas Hanway (d.1737) ADM 6/8/111ADM 6/816.8.1704 - 20.8.1704Second CaptainJames Moneypenny (d.1723) ADM 6/8/209
Commission confirmed 11.12.1705
BWAS-1714
13.12.1704 - 7.1.1707/8CaptainSir Thomas Hardy (1666-1732) ADM 6/8/117BWAS-17149.1.1707/8 - 2.2.1707/8CaptainRobert Arris (d.1719/20) ADM 6/9/118ADM 6/95.3.1710/11 - 5.1.1712/13CaptainRobert Hughes (d.1728/29) ADM 6/11/116BWAS-171414.3.1717/18 - 30.3.1718CaptainCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 21.7.1720CaptainThomas Mathews (1676-1750) ADM 6/12/127BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1699Vice-AdmiralThomas Hopson (1643-1717)ODNB7.1703 - 1704Rear-Admiral of the WhiteThomas Dilkes (d.1706)TRN21712Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Thomas Hardy (1666-1732)BWAS-1714

30 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1First LieutenantStephen Martin (d.1737) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1Second LieutenantCharles Squibb (c.1673-?) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1Third LieutenantWilliam Coney (d.1707) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/528.2.1700/1 - 3.3.1700/1First LieutenantJohn Jephcott ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 3.3.1700/1Second LieutenantJohn Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 9.4.1701Third LieutenantJohn Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 21.10.1702Second LieutenantSamuel Ryddall ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/63.6.1701 - 5.2.1701/2Third LieutenantThomas Egerton ADM 6/6/100ADM 6/69.2.1701/2 - 21.10.1702Third LieutenantThomas Faunce (d.1706) ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/722.10.1702 - 24.3.1702/3First LieutenantSamuel Ryddall ADM 6/7/64ADM 6/722.10.1702 - 12.12.1704Second LieutenantThomas Faunce (d.1706) ADM 6/7/64
Commission confirmed 9.12.1702
ADM 6/7
24.10.1702 - 10.9.1704Third LieutenantJohn Whiteing ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 1.12.1702
ADM 6/7
25.3.1703 - 16.4.1703First LieutenantRichard Holford ADM 6/7/113ADM 6/717.4.1703 - 6.8.1703First LieutenantJohn Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/7/119ADM 6/77.8.1703 - 12.9.1704First LieutenantPeter Watson ADM 6/8/31
Commission confirmed 30.11.1703
ADM 6/8
11.9.1704 - 12.12.1704Third LieutenantChristopher O'Brien (d.1743/44) ADM 6/8/96
Commission confirmed 3.10.1704
ADM 6/8
13.9.1704 - 12.12.1704First LieutenantCharles Carter ADM 6/8/96ADM 6/813.12.1704 - 2.2.1707/8First LieutenantEdmund Hooke (d.1744/45) ADM 6/8/118ADM 6/813.12.1704 - 2.2.1707/8Second LieutenantCharles Bryant ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/813.12.1704 - 2.2.1707/8Third LieutenantJames Allan ADM 6/8/118ADM 6/83.2.1707/8 - 27.12.1708First LieutenantJohn Lambert ADM 6/9/132ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 8.5.1709Third LieutenantGilbert Pear ADM 6/9/132ADM 6/99.2.1707/8 - 30.3.1709Second LieutenantCharles Johnson ADM 6/9/139ADM 6/99.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13First LieutenantWalter Lashbrooke ADM 6/10/67
Commission confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
9.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13Second LieutenantJohn Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/10/67
Commission confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
9.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13Third LieutenantGeorge Pomeroy ADM 6/10/67
Commission confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
17.3.1717/18 - 30.3.1718First LieutenantPeter Horroy (d.1750) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 4.7.1720Second LieutenantBusby Mansell (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1224.3.1717/18 - 21.7.1720Third LieutenantMoses Peterson ADM 6/12/124ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 4.7.1720First LieutenantWilliam Coulsea ADM 6/12/127ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.7.1712 - 1712Midshipman ExtraGordon Collier ADM 6/11/216ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.4.1709 - 11.10.1709Volunteer-per-orderRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 107/3/12ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
19.6.1702Sailed for the attempt on CadizBWAS-1603
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
22.7.1703Sailed from SpitheadTRN2
26.7.1703Off Granville, Flagship of a squadron that attacked a French merchant fleet of 45 ships with three small men of war and "by noon, had taken and brought off fifteen sail, burnt six, sunk three, and driven the rest ... towards Avranches"TRN2
28.7.1703Utilising boats supported with the ships of least draught of water, the squadron caused the destruction of two of the men-of-war, brought off the third, and burnt or destroyed seventeen more of the merchantmen, so that, of the whole flotilla, only four escapedTRN2
12.3.1703/4Action of 1704-03-12
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
27.4.1708Took the Privateer La Pomme d'Or (24) BWAS-1714
20.2.1709/10Took the Privateer L'Aspirant BWAS-1714
30.5.1710Took the Privateer Le Content BWAS-1714
29.7.1710Took the Ship of the Line Le Superbe (56) off the LizardBWAS-1603
10.8.1710Took the Privateer Le Superbe ref:692
15.9.1710Took the Privateer La Marie Françoise BWAS-1714
1711In the ChannelBWAS-1603
23.2.1711/12Took the ship Santa Rosalia (64)BWAS-1714
23.2.1711/12Took the Privateer La Revanche BWAS-1714
5.1.1712/13Paid offADM 51
8.1714Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
3.1714/15Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4689.11.1dBWAS-1603
1718small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5810.16.4dBWAS-1603
2.1718Took the Ship of the Line Santa Rosalia de Palermo (60) CorfuBWAS-1714
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
21.7.1720Paid offADM 51
17.3.1721/22Break up completed at Woolwich for a rebuildBWAS-1714

 

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