Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1755BWAS-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
Constructor Henry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.1.1774BWAS-1714


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 


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 Ship Commanders

27.3.1756 - 4.1.1758Captain Dudley Digges (d.1779) ADM 6/18/247BWAS-17144.1.1758 - 4.6.1759Captain Maximilian Jacobs (c.1731-1780) Transfered ADM 6/18/465BWAS-17144.6.1759 - 25.7.1763Captain Robert 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 - 6.6.1772Captain Peter Clarke (c.1735-1773) ADM 6/20/281BWAS-17146.6.1772 - 30.9.1773Captain William Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/20/447BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

3.11.1758 - 25.7.1763Lieutenant Smith Child (1729-1813)ref:944

Service History

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

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


Paid off

9.1767Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-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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