Kent

185
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1697B028
Launched3.1698/99B028
First Commissioned2.5.1699B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Constructor John & 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 - 25.2.1700/1Captain John Leake (1656-1720) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 18.3.1702/3Captain John Jennings (1664-1743) ADM 6/6/61BWAS-171419.3.1702/3 - 2.1.1703/4Captain Robert Fairfax (1666-1725) ADM 6/7/106BWAS-17143.1.1703/4 - 15.8.1704Captain Jonas Hanway (d.1737) ADM 6/8/111ADM 6/816.8.1704 - 20.8.1704Second Captain James 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 - 2.2.1707/8Captain Robert Arris (d.1719/20) ADM 6/9/118ADM 6/95.3.1710/11 - 5.1.1712/13Captain Robert Hughes (d.1728/29) ADM 6/11/116BWAS-171414.3.1717/18 - 30.3.1718Captain Covill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 21.7.1720Captain Thomas Mathews (1676-1750) ADM 6/12/127BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1699Vice-Admiral Thomas Hopson (1643-1717)ODNB7.1703 - 1704Rear-Admiral of the White Thomas Dilkes (d.1706)TRN227.1.1710/11 - 1711Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Thomas Hardy (1666-1732)BWAS-1714

30 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1First Lieutenant Stephen Martin (d.1737) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1Second Lieutenant Charles Squibb (c.1673-?) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1Third Lieutenant William Coney (d.1707) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/528.2.1700/1 - 3.3.1700/1First Lieutenant John Jephcott ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 3.3.1700/1Second Lieutenant John Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 9.4.1701Third Lieutenant John Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 21.10.1702Second Lieutenant Samuel Ryddall ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/63.6.1701 - 5.2.1701/2Third Lieutenant Thomas Egerton ADM 6/6/100ADM 6/69.2.1701/2 - 21.10.1702Third Lieutenant Thomas Faunce (d.1706) ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/722.10.1702 - 24.3.1702/3First Lieutenant Samuel Ryddall ADM 6/7/64ADM 6/722.10.1702 - 12.12.1704Second Lieutenant Thomas Faunce (d.1706) ADM 6/7/64
Commission confirmed 9.12.1702
ADM 6/7
24.10.1702 - 10.9.1704Third Lieutenant John Whiteing ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 1.12.1702
ADM 6/7
25.3.1703 - 16.4.1703First Lieutenant Richard Holford ADM 6/7/113ADM 6/717.4.1703 - 6.8.1703First Lieutenant John Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/7/119ADM 6/77.8.1703 - 12.9.1704First Lieutenant Peter Watson ADM 6/8/31
Commission confirmed 30.11.1703
ADM 6/8
11.9.1704 - 12.12.1704Third Lieutenant Christopher O'Brien (d.1743/44) ADM 6/8/96
Commission confirmed 3.10.1704
ADM 6/8
13.9.1704 - 12.12.1704First Lieutenant Charles Carter ADM 6/8/96ADM 6/813.12.1704 - 2.2.1707/8First Lieutenant Edmund Hooke (c.1681-1744/45) ADM 6/8/118ADM 6/813.12.1704 - 2.2.1707/8Second Lieutenant Charles Bryant ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/813.12.1704 - 2.2.1707/8Third Lieutenant James Allan ADM 6/8/118ADM 6/83.2.1707/8 - 27.12.1708First Lieutenant John Lambert (d.1739) ADM 6/9/132ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 8.5.1709Third Lieutenant Gilbert Pear ADM 6/9/132ADM 6/99.2.1707/8 - 30.3.1709Second Lieutenant Charles Johnson ADM 6/9/139ADM 6/99.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13First Lieutenant Walter Lashbrooke ADM 6/10/67
Commission confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
9.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13Second Lieutenant John Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/10/67
Commission confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
9.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13Third Lieutenant George Pomeroy ADM 6/10/67
Commission confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
17.3.1717/18 - 30.3.1718First Lieutenant Peter Horroy (c.1668-1750) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 4.7.1720Second Lieutenant Busby Mansell (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1224.3.1717/18 - 21.7.1720Third Lieutenant Moses Peterson ADM 6/12/124ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 4.7.1720First Lieutenant William Coulsea ADM 6/12/127ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.7.1712 - 1712Midshipman Extra Gordon Collier ADM 6/11/216ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.4.1709 - 11.10.1709Volunteer-per-order Rupert 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
20.2.1710Took the Privateer L'Aspirant (12) BWAS-1603
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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