British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Kingston' (1740)
     

Kingston

5006
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.8.1736BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down28.2.1736/37BWAS-1714
Launched8.10.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.9.1740
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold14.1.1762BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Privateer ship 'Lord Clive' (1762) (60)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,067 7794Tons BM 

Armament


8.10.1740Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733400Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.9.1740 - 4.2.1740/41CaptainThomas Trefusis (1687-1754) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/155.2.1740/41 - 15.5.1743CaptainRichard Norris ADM 6/15/378BWAS-171415.5.1743 - 2.4.1745CaptainJohn Lovett (d.1758) ADM 6/17/272
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 6.10.1747
BWAS-1714
2.4.1745 - 8.2.1747/48CaptainRobert Hughes (1716-1774) ADM 6/17/197
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 5.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
22.2.1755 - 20.8.1756CaptainWilliam Parry (d.1779) ADM 6/18/140BWAS-171420.8.1756 - 1.2.1757CaptainJohn Vaughan (d.1789) ADM 6/18/302BWAS-17149.1756 - 10.1756LieutenantChristopher Codrington (d.1772)BWAS-17141.2.1757 - 9.10.1759CaptainWilliam Parry (d.1779) ADM 6/18/350BWAS-17149.10.1759 - 1760LieutenantJames Shirley (d.1774)BWAS-17141760 - 2.1761CaptainWilliam Parry (d.1779)BWAS-1714

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 20.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSolomon Thorpe ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 20.8.1741First LieutenantBosville Williams (d.bef.1757) ADM 6/15/389ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 9.2.1744/45Second LieutenantSolomon Thorpe ADM 6/15/389ADM 6/1515.5.1743 - 9.7.1745First LieutenantJames Cooke (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/182
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 17.12.1746
ADM 6/17
8.10.1744 - 10.2.1744/45Second LieutenantThomas Neilson (d.1761) ADM 6/17/197
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 2.5.1747
ADM 6/17
10.2.1744/45 - 11.4.1746First LieutenantThomas Neilson (d.1761) ADM 6/17/197
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 2.5.1747
ADM 6/17
10.2.1744/45 - 6.2.1745/46Second LieutenantWilliam Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/1
Commission confirmed 19.9.1745
ADM 6/17
14.2.1744/45 - 26.7.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Cooper (d.1753) ADM 6/17/150
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 6.9.1746
ADM 6/17
1.7.1745 - 26.7.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrederick Booth (d.1751) ADM 6/16/503ADM 6/1627.7.1745 - 10.4.1746Second LieutenantJames Cooper (d.1753) ADM 6/17/150
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 6.9.1746
ADM 6/17
27.7.1745 - 24.7.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Green (d.1750) ADM 6/17/179
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 8.12.1746
ADM 6/17
11.4.1746 - 25.7.1746Second LieutenantThomas Neilson (d.1761) ADM 6/17/197
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 5.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
25.7.1746 - 23.3.1749/50First LieutenantThomas Neilson (d.1761) ADM 6/17/197
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 5.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
25.7.1746 - 14.10.1746Second LieutenantJohn Green (d.1750) ADM 6/17/179
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 8.12.1746
ADM 6/17
25.7.1746 - 1.9.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Innes (d.1779) ADM 6/17/184
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)
Commission confirmed 26.12.1746
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1758MidshipmanThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
24.2.1740/41Completed at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £20347.19.7dBWAS-1714
12.4.1741Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Rosario
1742Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.6.1742Attack on five Spanish Galleys at St TropezBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1745Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1746At LouisbourgBWAS-1714
8.1746In the St Lawrence and home by the end of the yearBWAS-1714
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1750Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.10.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1751Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £11652.5.11dBWAS-1714
2.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
6.4.1760Took the Privateer Le Chauve Souris off the Isle of WightBG
25.4.1760Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
19.1.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1761Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1.1762Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
14.1.1762Sold to private adventurers for £1,800BWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17 ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ref:676 More than Nelson Web Site
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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