Rochester -> 1744 Maidstone

Nominal Guns54
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down30.7.1714
First Commissioned12.4.1716
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-Gunner
ConstructorRichard Stacey
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1748


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 3"Imperial Feet39.9313 
Length of Keel108' 7"Imperial Feet32.9406 
Breadth35' 3 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen719 3494Tons BM 


1716Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1716185Peacetime establishmentBWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers

12.4.1716 - 10.3.1718/19CaptainJohn Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/12/67BWAS-160318.4.1718 - 2.12.1718CaptainJoseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38) ADM 6/12/125BWAS-16033.12.1718 - 9.4.1721CaptainPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/12/209
Commission confirmed 7.7.1720
30.8.1739 - 26.9.1740CaptainCornelius Mitchell (d.1749) ADM 6/15/216BWAS-160324.9.1740 - 1.2.1740/41CaptainRobert Allen (d.1752) ADM 6/15/335ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 1.6.1743CaptainEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/15/376BWAS-16032.6.1743 - 3.8.1743CaptainEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/16/292
Commission confirmed 13.4.1744
ADM 6/16
4.8.1743 - 12.7.1744CaptainArthur Scott (d.1756) ADM 6/16/433BWAS-160316.7.1744 - 19.9.1744CaptainThomas Mogg (d.1756) ADM 6/16/426
Commission confirmed 17.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16
11.3.1744/45 - 6.5.1747CommanderPeter Parker (1715-1811) ADM 6/17/176
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 29.11.1746
ADM 6/17

11 Commissioned Officers

12.4.1716 - 4.6.1716First LieutenantCharles Killigrew ADM 6/12/67ADM 6/1212.4.1716 - 2.12.1718Second LieutenantJames Witterong ADM 6/12/67ADM 6/125.6.1716 - 9.1.1717/18First LieutenantHenry Huish (d.1751) ADM 6/12/71ADM 6/1230.8.1739 - 11.10.1740First LieutenantEdward Herbert (d.1752) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 11.10.1740Second LieutenantWilliam Baker (d.bef.1760) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1512.10.1740 - 19.9.1744First LieutenantWilliam Baker (d.bef.1760) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/1512.10.1740 - 26.3.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Tubman ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 19.9.1744Second LieutenantJohn Tubman ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 6.12.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPierpoint Walton ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/157.12.1743 - 28.4.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Russell (d.c.1753) ADM 6/17/57
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 6.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
29.4.1744 - 19.9.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJonathon Williams (d.1773) ADM 6/16/400
Commission confirmed 10.12.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer

1.3.1719/20 - 4.4.1720MidshipmanRobert Baynes ADM 107/3/128ADM107/3

1 Crewman

20.2.1719/20 - 29.2.1719/20Able SeamanRobert Baynes ADM 107/3/128ADM107/3

Service History

1716Commissioned for Newfoundland and the StraitsBWAS-1603
11.5.1716Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £9858.19.10dBWAS-1603
1718Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
1719In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.1720Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1603
9.1720Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1581.18.0dBWAS-1603
11.1738Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1603
3.1738/39Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6567.6.6dBWAS-1603
1740Sailed to meet East India shipsBWAS-1603
1741Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1742In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
19.9.1744Paid offBWAS-1603
27.9.1744Renamed MaidstoneBWAS-1603
10.1744Converted for service at Port MahonBWAS-1603
10.1744Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
17.5.1746Took the Privateer Le Barnabas
20.5.1746Took the Privateer Schooner Le Furet (4) off FalmouthBG
11.1746Arrived at Woolwich to be broken upBWAS-1603
1.12.1746Took the Hired Vessel Ship Penelope
4.6.1747Took the Privateer Frigate La Revanche (22) a little to the Eastward of Portland and carried into PortsmouthBG
10.1748Break up completed at WoolwichBWAS-1603


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
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