Kent

231
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.2.1721/22BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.3.1721/22BWAS-1714
Launched19.9.1724BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.5.1726
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 10"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth41' 7"Imperial Feet12.6746 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,129 7494Tons BM 

Armament


19.9.1724Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1726 - 17.11.1727CaptainCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/13/113BWAS-171418.11.1727 - 25.7.1728CaptainThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/13/194
Commission confirmed 19.2.1727/28
BWAS-1714
26.7.1728 - 19.2.1728/29CaptainConingsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-171420.2.1728/29 - 23.1.1731/32CaptainChristopher O'Brien (d.1743/44) ADM 6/14/14BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 6.5.1734CaptainSir Tancred Robinson (d.1754) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/147.5.1734 - 11.6.1739CaptainWilliam Davies (d.1759) ADM 6/15/186BWAS-171415.5.1738 - 11.7.1739CaptainRobert Coleman ADM 6/15/116BWAS-171412.7.1739 - 8.10.1740CaptainThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/15/199BWAS-171429.10.1740 - 16.11.1740CaptainJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/15/354ADM 6/151741 - 7.12.1743CaptainCornelius Mitchell (d.1749)BWAS-171428.12.1743 - 19.2.1743/44CaptainJohn Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/17/152
Issued by Chaloner Ogle (1738-1816)
Commission confirmed 16.9.1746
BWAS-1714
19.2.1743/44 - 6.11.1744CaptainThorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/16/356
Commission confirmed 27.8.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1726 - 9.4.1728Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)BWAS-1714

38 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.5.1726 - 27.12.1726First LieutenantJohn Roberts ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 25.7.1728Second LieutenantRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 6.11.1727Third LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 29.12.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsDavid Morgan (d.1727)† ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/1328.12.1726 - 25.7.1728First LieutenantJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/13/129ADM 6/1328.3.1727 - 7.11.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/13/196
Commission confirmed 27.2.1727/28
ADM 6/13
7.11.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Third LieutenantJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/14/196ADM 6/137.11.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsDuncan Forbes ADM 6/14/196ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 22.11.1733First LieutenantRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 21.2.1728/29Third LieutenantGeorge Burrish (d.1770) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 7.5.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJennings Cotton (d.1729) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/1422.2.1728/29 - 22.11.1733Second LieutenantGeorge Withers ADM 6/14/16ADM 6/1422.2.1728/29 - 7.5.1731Third LieutenantChristopher O'Brien (d.1729) ADM 6/14/16ADM 6/148.5.1731 - 23.1.1731/32Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsChristopher O'Brien (d.1729) ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 17.6.1734First LieutenantGeorge Beale ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantWilliam Metcalfe (d.1741) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 15.5.1738Second LieutenantThomas Elliot (d.1822) ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 15.5.1738Third LieutenantWilliam Metcalfe (d.1741) ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1418.6.1734 - 14.5.1738First LieutenantWilliam Ellerker (d.1771) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/1415.5.1738 - 26.9.1740First LieutenantRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/15/116ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 24.6.1739Second LieutenantJames Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 6.6.1739Third LieutenantEdmund Beavor (d.1745) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 6.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Bradston (1708-1742) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 13.9.1739Third LieutenantEdmund Beavor (d.1745) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 13.9.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRowland Cotton (d.1739) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 6.12.1739Second LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/157.12.1739 - 26.9.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Novell (d.c.1745) ADM 6/15/239ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 12.10.1740First LieutenantAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1513.10.1740 - 24.11.1740First LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/1513.10.1740 - 24.11.1740Second LieutenantJohn Hyde (d.1753) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/1513.10.1740 - 24.11.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Jenkins (d.1743) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/1521.11.1740 - 24.11.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Balfour (d.1750) ADM 6/15/359ADM 6/1525.11.1740 - 3.1.1743/44First LieutenantJohn Hyde (d.1753) ADM 6/15/360ADM 6/1525.11.1740 - 1743Second LieutenantRichard Jenkins (d.1743)† ADM 6/15/360ADM 6/1525.11.1740 - 4.7.1743Third LieutenantCharles Balfour (d.1750) ADM 6/15/360ADM 6/154.1.1743/44 - 21.10.1744First LieutenantAmbrose Cramer (d.1747) ADM 6/16/356
Commission confirmed 27.8.1744
ADM 6/16
4.1.1743/44 - 16.3.1743/44Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Mitchell ADM 6/17/496
Issued by Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)
Commission confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
16.3.1743/44 - 21.10.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMatthew Wallis (d.1788) ADM 6/16/356ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
23.10.1732 - 4.7.1733MidshipmanJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/3

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.12.1730 - 18.6.1731Ordinary SeamanJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/34.8.1731 - 25.9.1732Captain's ServantSamuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 107/3/358ADM107/317.3.1731/32 - 22.10.1732Able SeamanJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/326.9.1732 - 30.3.1733Able SeamanSamuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1726Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £16499.7.1dBWAS-1714
10.1726Sailed to the StraitsBWAS-1714
1727Off the coast of SpainBWAS-1714
1728Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1730Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1732small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1372.12.0dBWAS-1714
1734Recommissioned for the TagusBWAS-1714
1736Paid offBWAS-1714
1736small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2407.7.7dBWAS-1714
29.11.1738Reduced to a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
23.7.1739Sailed with Vernon's squadronBWAS-1714
8.1739Off FinisterreBWAS-1714
8.4.1740Capture of the Princesa
8.4.1740Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Princesa (70) off Cape Finisterre
7.1740Off FerrolBWAS-1714
1741Convoy escort to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1741Operations against Santiago until October 1741BWAS-1714
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
1744At Jamaica and then home to pay offBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1726/12/241728/04/09British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)
1739/07/251741British Fleet in the West indiesEdward Vernon (1684-1757)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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