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HBMS Kent (1699)

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Kent, 70 Guns



Nationality British
Previously Kent
Ordered 1697/00/00 B028
Launched 1699/03/00 B028
Shipyard Rotherhithe B028
Constructor John & Richard Wells B028
Rate Third Rate  
Type Ship of the Line  
Out Service 1722/03/17 B028
Fate Broken Up to Rebuild B028


B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 151' 6" Imperial Feet 46.18
Length of Keel 123' 71/2" Imperial Feet 37.67
Breadth 40' 3" Imperial Feet 12.27
Depth in Hold 16' 7" Imperial Feet 5.05
Burthen 1,064 Tons BM  


1703 B057 Broadside Weight = 459
Lower Gun Deck 24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck 12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse 4 British 3-Pounder


Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1703 460 Establishment B057


Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1703/07 1704 Rear-Admiral of the White Thomas Dilkes B029
1712 1712 Rear-Admiral of the Blue Thomas Hardy B057
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1699/03 1703 Post Captain John Jennings B057
1703 1704 Post Captain Robert Fairfax B057
1704 1704/08 Post Captain Jonas Hanway B029
1704/08 1705 Post Captain James Moneypenny B057
1705 1706 Post Captain Thomas Hardy B057
1709 1711 Post Captain Robert Johnson B057
1711 1714 Post Captain Robert Hughes B057
1718 1718 Post Captain Thomas Mathews B057


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1703/07/22 Sailed from Spithead B029
1703/07/26 Off Granville, Flagship of a squadron that attacked a French merchant fleet of 45 ships with three small men of war and "by noon, had taken and brought off fifteen sail, burnt six, sunk three, and driven the rest ... towards Avranches" B029
1703/07/28 Utilising boats supported with the ships of least draught of water, the squadron caused the destruction of two of the men-of-war, brought off the third, and burnt or destroyed seventeen more of the merchantmen, so that, of the whole flotilla, only four escaped B029
1708/04/27 Took the privateeer Pomme d'Or B057
1710/02/20 Took the privateeer Aspirant B057
1710/07/30 Took the Superbe (50) off the Lizard B029
1712/02/23 Took the privateeer Revanche B057
1712/02/23 Took the ship Santa Rosalia (64) B057
1722/03/17 Break up completed at Woolwich for a rebuild B057


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed


Actions & Battles
Date Source
1704/03/12 Action of 1704-03-12  
1704/08/13 Battle of Malaga  
1718/08/11 Battle of Cape Passaro  


Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered


Id Link or Description Author
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B029 The Royal Navy Vol II William Laid Clowes

Last Updated :2009/02/22 at 22:56:42 by Cy

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