Kentish -> 1660 Kent

Nominal Guns46B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford - London B028
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (1624-1683)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Keel107' 0"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Breadth32' 6"Imperial Feet9.8298 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen601 1594Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel107' 0"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Breadth32' 6"Imperial Feet9.8298 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen601 1594Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 299 Imperial Pound ( 135.5966 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker

1666Broadside Weight = 328 Imperial Pound ( 148.7481 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck20 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660150 BWAS-1603

15 Commanding Officers

1653 - 10.1653CaptainJacob Reynolds (d.1666)BWAS-160310.1653 - 1655CaptainEdward WitheridgeBWAS-16031656CaptainJames Ableson (d.1665)BWAS-16031656 - 1660CaptainWilloughby Hannam (d.1672)BWAS-16031.4.1663 - 21.5.1664CaptainThomas Teddeman (1620-1668)ODNB22.5.1664 - 13.6.1664CaptainBenjamin GilpinBWAS-160314.6.1664 - 3.10.1664CaptainJohn Kempthorne (1620-1679)B0514.10.1664 - 14.6.1666CaptainThomas EwensB0517.6.1666 - 20.1.1667/68CaptainJohn Silver (d.1667/68)B0511668CaptainJohn BlakeB0515.6.1668 - 3.8.1668CaptainJohn Holmes (d.1679)BWAS-16031669CaptainJohn Perryman (d.1680)B0512.4.1670 - 28.8.1671CaptainRoger Strickland (1640-1717)B0511.8.1672 - 15.10.1672CaptainJohn WoodBWAS-160312.2.1707/8 - 23.12.1708CaptainJohn Underdown (d.1728) ADM 6/9/140ADM 6/9

3 Commissioned Officers

1663LieutenantThomas DarcyB0511664LieutenantRobert GilbyB0511666LieutenantBenjamin SymondsB051

1 Crewman

30.8.1689 - 6.5.1690Able SeamanGeorge Andrew (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/57ADM 107/1

Service History

1653Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3906.10.0dBWAS-1603
18.2.1652/53Battle of Portland
2.6.1653Battle of the Gabbard
10.1653At Chatham for the Winter of 1653/54BWAS-1603
1654Sailed with Robert Blake (1598-1657) for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
7.1656In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1.1658At TunisBWAS-1603
1660In the DownsBWAS-1603
1660Refitted as a 40 gunner
6.1660Renamed KentBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 46 gunner
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
15.10.1672Bilged on the Lemon and Ower sandbank off Great Yarmouth and broken upBWAS-1603

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16591659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672)

Notes on Ship

Gun lists
The two gun lists show the Establishment (from the 50 gun Ship) and Actual (from British Warships 1603-1714)


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B135NRS Vol 030 - The First Dutch War - Vol IIIAndersonDigital Book
B022The 50-Gun ShipRif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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