Maidstone

5228
Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.7.1693B028
Acquired31.12.1693B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard B028
Ship ClassMaidstone Group
Designed by The Navy BoardB028
ConstructorRobert LeeB028
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1693/94 - 13.1.1694/95CaptainJohn Tuckey (d.1696)BWAS-160314.1.1694/95 - 9.7.1695CaptainStephen Elliott ADM 6/3/8ADM 6/39.7.1695 - 19.10.1696CaptainRichard Culliford (d.1738) ADM 6/3/70BWAS-160320.10.1696 - 2.3.1696/97CaptainGeorge Clements (d.1707) ADM 6/4/39ADM 6/426.2.1696/97 - 2.3.1696/97CaptainJohn Helling ADM 6/4/76ADM 6/43.3.1696/97 - 20.10.1698CaptainJonathon Kelling (d.1698)BWAS-160314.1.1698/99 - 16.2.1698/99CommanderBennet Allen (d.1750) ADM 6/5/38BWAS-16039.7.1701 - 9.3.1702/3CommanderWilliam Fairborne (d.1708) ADM 6/6/108BWAS-16032.4.1703 - 31.3.1704CommanderWilliam Coney (d.1707) ADM 6/8/25
Commission confirmed 12.11.1703
ADM 6/8
1.4.1704 - 10.2.1704/5CommanderRobert Coleman ADM 6/8/68ADM 6/811.2.1704/5 - 16.9.1705CommanderHenry Long (d.1723) ADM 6/9/26
Commission confirmed 14.11.1706
BWAS-1603
6.2.1705/6 - 4.6.1706CommanderFrancis Gregory (d.1706) ADM 6/8/227ADM 6/815.3.1707/8 - 8.4.1709CommanderGeorge Gordon (d.1732) ADM 6/9/147BWAS-16039.4.1709 - 16.6.1713CommanderRichard Davis (d.1718) ADM 6/10/90
Commission confirmed 29.9.1709
BWAS-1603
17.6.1713 - bef.29.7.1714Captain and MasterRichard Davis (d.1718) ADM 6/11/263BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1696/97 - 6.3.1699/0LieutenantJasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 6/4/77ADM 6/47.3.1699/0 - 20.7.1701LieutenantJohn Benbow (1681-1708) ADM 6/6/44
Commission confirmed 19.7.1700
ODNB
21.7.1701 - 19.11.1703LieutenantWilliam Blimstone ADM 6/6/109ADM 6/620.11.1703 - 5.12.1705LieutenantMathew Nesbitt ADM 6/8/26ADM 6/87.12.1705 - 16.9.1706LieutenantGeorge Gordon (d.1732) ADM 6/8/207ADM 6/817.9.1706 - 8.4.1709LieutenantJohn Torway ADM 6/9/168
Commission confirmed 27.5.1708
ADM 6/9
9.4.1709 - bef.29.7.1714LieutenantStephen Dowse (d.1728) ADM 6/11/77
Commission confirmed 27.10.1710
ADM 6/11

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
25.11.1704 - 1704CookGeorge 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
29.7.1714Sold to James Jeffs for £420BWAS-1603


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/3 ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4 ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/8 ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/6 ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/9 ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11 ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
 

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