Maidstone

5228
Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.7.1693B028
Acquired31.12.1693B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship ClassMaidstone GroupB028
Designed by The Navy BoardB028
Constructor Robert Lee (d.1698)B028
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold29.7.1714B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck94' 3"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Length of Keel79' 6"Imperial Feet24.0961 
Breadth24' 4"Imperial Feet7.3406 
Burthen10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen250 3494Tons BM 

Armament


11.1693Broadside Weight = 61 Imperial Pound ( 27.664 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.7.1693110Design Complement

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1693/94 - 13.1.1694/95Captain John Tuckey (d.1696)BWAS-160314.1.1694/95 - 8.7.1695Captain Stephen Elliott Transfered ADM 6/3/8ADM 6/39.7.1695 - 19.10.1696Captain Richard Culliford (d.1738) ADM 6/3/70BWAS-160320.10.1696 - 2.3.1696/97Captain George Clements (d.1707) ADM 6/4/39ADM 6/426.2.1696/97 - 2.3.1696/97Captain John Helling ADM 6/4/76ADM 6/43.3.1696/97 - 20.10.1698Captain Jonathon Kelling (d.1698)BWAS-160314.1.1698/99 - 17.2.1698/99Commander Bennet Allen (c.1675-1750) Transfered ADM 6/5/38BWAS-16039.7.1701 - 9.3.1702/3Commander William Fairborne (d.1708) ADM 6/6/108BWAS-16032.4.1703 - 31.3.1704Commander William Coney (d.1707) ADM 6/8/25
Confirmed 12.11.1703
ADM 6/8
1.4.1704 - 10.2.1704/5Commander Robert Coleman ADM 6/8/68ADM 6/811.2.1704/5 - 16.9.1705Commander Henry Long (d.1723) ADM 6/9/26
Confirmed 14.11.1706
BWAS-1603
6.2.1705/6 - 4.6.1706Commander Francis Gregory (d.1706) ADM 6/8/227ADM 6/815.3.1707/8 - 8.4.1709Commander George Gordon (d.1731) ADM 6/9/147BWAS-16039.4.1709 - 16.6.1713Commander Richard Davis (d.1718) ADM 6/10/90
Confirmed 29.9.1709
BWAS-1603
17.6.1713 - 7.6.1714Captain and Master Richard Davis (d.1718) ADM 6/11/263BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1696/97 - 6.3.1699/1700Lieutenant Jasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 6/4/77ADM 6/47.3.1699/1700 - 20.7.1701Lieutenant John Benbow (1681-1708) ADM 6/6/44
Confirmed 19.7.1700
ODNB
21.7.1701 - 19.11.1703Lieutenant William Blimstone ADM 6/6/109ADM 6/620.11.1703 - 5.12.1705Lieutenant Mathew Nesbitt ADM 6/8/26ADM 6/87.12.1705 - 16.9.1706Lieutenant George Gordon (d.1731) ADM 6/8/207ADM 6/817.9.1706 - 8.4.1709Lieutenant John Torway ADM 6/9/168
Confirmed 27.5.1708
ADM 6/9
9.4.1709 - 7.6.1714Lieutenant Stephen Dowse (d.1728) ADM 6/11/77
Confirmed 27.10.1710
ADM 6/11

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.5.1695 - 7.7.1695Cook Thomas Painter TransferedADM/A25.11.1704 - 1704Cook George Swift ADM 6/8/115ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1694Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1603
1697To the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1705To New YorkBWAS-1603
9.1705Passage to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1708In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1708In the West Indies, then the ChannelBWAS-1603
10.1708To Lisbon, hten a Mediterranean convoyBWAS-1603
1709At New YorkBWAS-1603
1710Returned from AmericaBWAS-1603
1711In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1712In the North SeaBWAS-1603
7.6.1714Paid offADM 51
29.7.1714Sold to James Jeffs for £420BWAS-1603

 

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