Kingston

5006
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Kingston' (1719) (60)
Ordered1736/08/16BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1737/02/28BWAS-1714
Launched1740/10/08BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-Gunner
Designed byJ BattBWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson LockBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sold1762/01/14BWAS-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


1740/10/08Broadside 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

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1740/10 - 1744CaptainRichard NorrisBWAS-17141744 - 1745CaptainJohn LovettBWAS-17141745 - 1746CaptainRobert HughesBWAS-17141755/02 - 1756/09CaptainWilliam ParryBWAS-17141756/09 - 1756/10LieutenantChristopher CodringtonBWAS-17141756/10 - 1757CaptainJohn VaughanBWAS-17141757 - 1759/10/09CaptainWilliam ParryBWAS-17141759/10/09 - 1760LieutenantJames ShirleyBWAS-17141760 - 1761/02CaptainWilliam ParryBWAS-1714

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1758MidshipmanThe Hon. William Cornwallisref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
1741/02/24Completed at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £20347.19.7dBWAS-1714
1741/04/12Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Rosario
1742Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1742/06/13Attack on five Spanish Galleys at St TropezBWAS-1714
1744/02/11Battle of Toulon
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1745/07Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1746At LouisbourgBWAS-1714
1746/08In the St Lawrence and home by the end of the yearBWAS-1714
1749/01/29SurveyedBWAS-1714
1750/04Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1750/10/05SurveyedBWAS-1714
1751/02Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £11652.5.11dBWAS-1714
1755/02RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca
1759/11/20Battle of Quiberon Bay
1760/04/06Took the Privateer Le Chauve Souris off the Isle of WightBG
1760/04/25Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1761/01/19SurveyedBWAS-1714
1761/02Paid offBWAS-1714
1762/01/06SurveyedBWAS-1714
1762/01/08Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
1762/01/14Sold to private adventurers for £1,800BWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:676 More than Nelson Web Site
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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