Kennington

4987
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.2.1734/35BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.4.1735BWAS-1714
Launched30.6.1736BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.6.1737
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed bySurveyors TheBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up16.9.1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth30' 5 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen429 2094Tons BM 

Armament


30.6.1736Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1737 - 31.7.1740CaptainNicholas Robinson (d.1753) ADM 6/15/69BWAS-17141.8.1740 - 1.6.1743CaptainEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/16/262
Commission confirmed 23.1.1743/44
BWAS-1714
16.5.1743 - 18.8.1744CaptainJames Young (1717-1789)BWAS-171423.1.1745/46 - 20.11.1746CaptainCotton Dent (d.1761) ADM 6/17/47B051

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1737 - 8.12.1737LieutenantAshby Utting (d.1745/46) ADM 6/15/69ADM 6/159.12.1737 - 29.9.1739LieutenantFrancis Wakeman (d.1741) ADM 6/15/87ADM 6/151.10.1742 - 7.3.1743/44LieutenantHenry Christian ADM 6/17/11
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 21.10.1745
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1736building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2060.0.1dBWAS-1714
30.6.1736Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.7.1737Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3186.10.8dBWAS-1714
1740In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1742Sailed to Jamaica then to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1743In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
22.1.1746

Paid off

ADM 51
18.8.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
16.9.1749Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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