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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 25.2.1700/1Captain John Leake (1656-1720) Transfered ADM 6/5/45BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 18.3.1702/3Captain John Jennings (1664-1743) Transfered 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) Transfered ADM 6/8/111ADM 6/816.8.1704 - 20.8.1704Second Captain James Moneypenny (d.1723) Transfered ADM 6/8/209
Confirmed 11.12.1705
BWAS-1714
13.12.1704 - 7.1.1707/8CaptainSir Thomas Hardy (1666-1732) Transfered ADM 6/8/117BWAS-17149.1.1707/8 - 2.2.1707/8Captain Robert Arris (d.1719/20) Transfered 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) Transfered 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 Transfered 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) Transfered 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 Transfered 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 Transfered ADM 6/7/64ADM 6/722.10.1702 - 12.12.1704Second Lieutenant Thomas Faunce (d.1706) ADM 6/7/64
Confirmed 9.12.1702
ADM 6/7
24.10.1702 - 10.9.1704Third Lieutenant John Whiteing ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 1.12.1702
ADM 6/7
25.3.1703 - 16.4.1703First Lieutenant Richard Holford Transfered 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
Confirmed 30.11.1703
ADM 6/8
11.9.1704 - 12.12.1704Third Lieutenant Christopher O'Brien (d.1743/44) ADM 6/8/96
Confirmed 3.10.1704
ADM 6/8
13.9.1704 - 12.12.1704First Lieutenant Charles Carter Transfered ADM 6/8/96ADM 6/813.12.1704 - 2.2.1707/8First Lieutenant Edmund Hooke (c.1681-1744/45) Transfered 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 Transfered ADM 6/9/139ADM 6/99.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13First Lieutenant Walter Lashbrooke ADM 6/10/67
Confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
9.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13Second Lieutenant John Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/10/67
Confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
9.5.1709 - 5.1.1712/13Third Lieutenant George Pomeroy (c.1682-c.1735) ADM 6/10/67
Confirmed 6.6.1709
ADM 6/10
17.3.1717/18 - 30.3.1718First Lieutenant Peter Horroy (c.1668-1750) Transfered ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 4.7.1720Second Lieutenant Busby Mansell (d.bef.1734) Transfered 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 Transfered ADM 6/12/127ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
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) Transfered ADM 107/3/12ADM 107/3

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 (22) 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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