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 Commissioned27.3.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 (c.1731-1780) ADM 6/18/465BWAS-17144.6.1759 - 25.7.1763CaptainRobert Barber (c.1731-1782) ADM 6/19/69BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 20.6.1770CaptainThe Hon. George Murray (1741-1797) ADM 6/20/203ADM 6/2020.6.1770 - 6.6.1772CaptainPeter Clarke (c.1735-1773) 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 - Hampshire BWAS-1714
1.5.1756Completed building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £3454.3.10dBWAS-1714
10.5.1756Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.7.1756Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 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
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
8.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
31.7.1761

Howard Moore, Master of the Kennington, has sent a petition that he acted as Master by order of Sir Charles Hardy and asks to be paid. Have examined the ship's books, he is entered as Master in April 1759 by order of Sir Charles Hardy and continued until July 1760. William Owen, the proper Master, is borne for wages for the same time but the reason for his absence does not appear. Recommend he is discharged the 31st March and Mr. Moore paid for the time he acted

ADM354
25.7.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1767Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
18.2.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1768Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 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

 

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