Kennington

4988
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.5.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1755BWAS-1714
Named17.5.1755BWAS-1714
Launched1.5.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.3.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck107' 8"Imperial Feet32.6426 
Length of Keel88' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet26.8383 
Breadth30' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet9.1631 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen437 4594Tons BM 

Armament


1.5.1756Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1753160Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.3.1756 - 4.1.1758CaptainDudley Digges (d.1779) ADM 6/18/247BWAS-17144.1.1758 - 4.6.1759CaptainMaximilian Jacobs (d.1780) ADM 6/18/465BWAS-17144.6.1759 - 25.7.1763CaptainRobert Barber (c.1731-1782) ADM 6/19/69BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 20.6.1770CaptainGeorge Murray (1741-1797) ADM 6/20/203ADM 6/2020.6.1770 - 6.6.1772CaptainPeter Clarke (d.1773) ADM 6/20/281BWAS-17146.6.1772 - 30.9.1773CaptainWilliam Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/20/447BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.11.1758 - 25.7.1763LieutenantSmith Child (1729-1813)ref:944

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1755Began building at Buckler's Hard BWAS-1714
1.5.1756Completed building at Buckler's Hard at a cost of £3454.3.10dBWAS-1714
10.5.1756Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.7.1756Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3166.18.11dBWAS-1714
6.11.1756Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1757Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
23.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
25.7.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1767Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
18.2.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1768Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4082.4.6dBWAS-1714
17.10.1770Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
30.9.1773Paid offADM 51
4.1.1774Break up completed at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:944Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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