Maidstone

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.5.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down30.5.1743BWAS-1714
Named27.9.1744BWAS-1714
Launched12.10.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.10.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBronsdon's Yard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorPeter Bronsdon (d.1745)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked27.6.1747BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 6"Imperial Feet42.6758 
Length of Keel113' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet34.4488 
Breadth40' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet12.2111 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen979 3694Tons BM 

Armament


12.10.1744Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741300Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1744 - 25.10.1745CaptainFrederick Rogers (c.1716-1775) ADM 6/16/367BWAS-171426.10.1745 - 27.6.1747CaptainAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) ADM 6/17/13BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.11.1744 - 27.6.1747First LieutenantGeorge Vachell (d.1748) ADM 6/16/381ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
16.5.1743Originally ordered as RochesterBWAS-1714
12.10.1744Completed at Deptford - London at a cost of £13310.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.10.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.12.1744Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6158.10.7dBWAS-1714
1745In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
16.6.1747Wrecked off Ile de Noirmountier, near Belle IsleBWAS-1714

 

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