Kent

4990
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1795BWAS-1793
Launched17.1.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAjax Class
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Rebuilt6.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck182' 8"Imperial Feet55.4761 
Length of Keel149' 11"Imperial Feet45.4157 
Breadth49' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.9479 
Depth in Hold21' 5"Imperial Feet6.5278 
Draught Forward11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,963 7394Tons BM 

Armament


17.1.1798Broadside Weight = 865 Imperial Pound ( 392.2775 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.6.1795690Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1798 - 1802CaptainWilliam Johnstone Hope (1766-1831)BWAS-17931802 - 8.1803CaptainEdward O'Bryen (1753-1808)BWAS-17938.1803 - 26.3.1804CaptainJohn Stuart (d.1811)BWAS-17939.1805 - 23.12.1812CaptainHenry GarrettBWAS-1793

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1798 - 1802Admiral of the BlueLord Adam Duncan (1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown) (1731-1804)BWAS-17935.1802 - 26.3.1804Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832)ref:6169.11.1805 - 1809Vice-Admiral of the BlueEdward Thornbrough (1754-1834)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1802 - 14.1.1803Acting LieutenantHenry BoyesNBD184914.1.1803 - 1804LieutenantHenry BoyesNBD184915.3.1804 - 30.1.1805LieutenantSamuel Brown (1776-1852)NBD18491805LieutenantSamuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD1849

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1798 - 6.4.1800MidshipmanHenry Duncan (1786-1835)ref:6161799MidshipmanJustinian Barrell (d.1869)NBD18491801 - 10.1803MidshipmanJohn Jordan Arrow (d.1853)NL18656.1802 - 1.10.1802MidshipmanHenry BoyesNBD18493.1804 - 1805MidshipmanIsaac BurchNBD184911.1805 - 5.1807MidshipmanJohn BranfordNBD18493.1809 - 6.1809Master's MateJohn Willison (1789-1847)NBD18498.1809 - 1812MidshipmanJospeh Bage Boultbee (1791-1865)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.4.1800 - 18011st Class VolunteerJohn Jordan Arrow (d.1853)NL18658.1805 - 4.18061st Class VolunteerThomas BennNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1795Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
17.1.1798Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £46843.0.0dBWAS-1793
17.1.1798Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
3.4.1798Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
6.1800Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1793
8.1801Joined Nelsons fleet in the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
26.3.1804

Paid off

BWAS-1793
5.1805Began repairs at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1805Completed repairs at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £28544.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.8.1808Attack at Noli
10.1809Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1810Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15069.0.0dBWAS-1793
13.12.1810Landing at Palamos
23.12.1812

Paid off and laid up at Portsmouth

BWAS-1793
6.1817Began rebuilding at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1820Completed rebuilding at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £77646.0.0dBWAS-1793
1829Refitted as a 76 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
2.1829Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1831Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £25204.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1842Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1846Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20704.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1855Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1857Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
1.1857Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £17507.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.11.1880Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1793
1881Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
 

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