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 Commissioned5.5.1726BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 - 17.11.1727Captain Charles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/13/113BWAS-171418.11.1727 - 25.7.1728Captain Thomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/13/194
Commission confirmed 19.2.1727/28
BWAS-1714
26.7.1728 - 19.2.1728/29Captain Coningsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-171420.2.1728/29 - 23.1.1731/32Captain Christopher 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 - 31.3.1736Captain William Davies (d.1759) ADM 6/15/186BWAS-171415.5.1738 - 11.7.1739Captain Robert Coleman ADM 6/15/116BWAS-171412.7.1739 - 8.10.1740Captain Thomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/15/199BWAS-171429.10.1740 - 16.11.1740Captain John Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/15/354ADM 6/1516.11.1740 - 7.12.1743Captain Cornelius Mitchell (d.1749)BWAS-171428.12.1743 - 19.2.1743/44Captain John Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/17/152
Commission confirmed 16.9.1746
BWAS-1714
19.2.1743/44 - 15.9.1744Captain Thorpe 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 Lieutenant John Roberts ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 25.7.1728Second Lieutenant Robert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 6.11.1727Third Lieutenant James Scott ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 29.12.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms David Morgan (d.1727)† ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/1328.12.1726 - 17.11.1727First Lieutenant John Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/13/129ADM 6/1328.3.1727 - 6.11.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Joseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/13/196
Commission confirmed 27.2.1727/28
ADM 6/13
7.11.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Third Lieutenant Joseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/14/196ADM 6/137.11.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Duncan Forbes ADM 6/14/196ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 22.11.1733First Lieutenant Robert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 21.2.1728/29Third Lieutenant George Burrish (d.1770) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 7.5.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Jennings Cotton (d.1729) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/1422.2.1728/29 - 22.11.1733Second Lieutenant George Withers ADM 6/14/16ADM 6/1422.2.1728/29 - 7.5.1731Third Lieutenant Christopher O'Brien ADM 6/14/16ADM 6/148.5.1731 - 23.1.1731/32Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Christopher O'Brien ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 17.6.1734First Lieutenant George Beale ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant William Metcalfe (d.1741) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 31.3.1736Second Lieutenant Thomas Elliot ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 31.3.1736Third Lieutenant William Metcalfe (d.1741) ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1418.6.1734 - 31.3.1736First Lieutenant William Ellerker (d.1771) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/1415.5.1738 - 2.7.1739First Lieutenant Robert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/15/116ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 24.6.1739Second Lieutenant James Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 6.6.1739Third Lieutenant Edmund Beavor (c.1702-1745) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 6.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Bradston (1708-1742) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 13.9.1739Third Lieutenant Edmund Beavor (c.1702-1745) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 13.9.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Rowland Cotton (d.1739) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 6.12.1739Second Lieutenant Thomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/157.12.1739 - 26.9.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Novell (d.c.1745) ADM 6/15/239ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 12.10.1740First Lieutenant Alexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1513.10.1740 - 24.11.1740First Lieutenant William Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/1513.10.1740 - 24.11.1740Second Lieutenant John Hyde (c.1712-1753) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/1513.10.1740 - 24.11.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Jenkins (c.1716-c.1743) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/1521.11.1740 - 24.11.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Balfour (c.1714-c.1750) ADM 6/15/359ADM 6/1525.11.1740 - 3.1.1743/44First Lieutenant John Hyde (c.1712-1753) ADM 6/15/360ADM 6/1525.11.1740 - 1743Second Lieutenant Richard Jenkins (c.1716-c.1743)† ADM 6/15/360ADM 6/1525.11.1740 - 4.7.1743Third Lieutenant Charles Balfour (c.1714-c.1750) ADM 6/15/360ADM 6/154.1.1743/44 - 15.9.1744First Lieutenant Ambrose 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 Arms John Mitchell ADM 6/17/496
Issued by Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)
Commission confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
16.3.1743/44 - 15.9.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Matthew Wallis (c.1712-1788) ADM 6/16/356ADM 6/16

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.9.1726 - 25.6.1728Volunteer-per-order George Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/323.10.1732 - 4.7.1733Midshipman John Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/328.10.1736 - 8.12.1738Midshipman Samuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3

4 Crewmen


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

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1726Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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 - Portsmouth at a cost of £1372.12.0dBWAS-1714
1734Recommissioned for the TagusBWAS-1714
1736small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2407.7.7dBWAS-1714
31.3.1736

Paid off

BWAS-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 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
15.9.1744Paid offADM 51


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies Edward Vernon (1684-1757) 
 

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