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KENT (70) 3rd rate Built in 1679, Blackwall.
Broken up in 1744.

  • 1679 rebuilt at Rotherhithe.
  • 1724 rebuilt.
  • 1738 Capt. COLEMAN, Portsmouth.
  • On 22 August August 1738 Richard Hughes, the Plymouth Commissioner, directed that the Clerk of the Cheque should dock the wages of the Boatswain of KENT, George MAN, because two fathoms were missing from the stream cable. George MAN answered the same day with a declaration that he was not responsible and had sworn an oath to that effect on 7 July, saying it was probably short when taken on board.
  • 1739 Capt Thomas DURELL, Portsmouth. In October 1739 he wrote to Richard HUGHES, the commissioner at Portsmouth Dock reporting the embezzlement of stores. KENT's cables were unloaded onto the Anchor Wharf and part of the cable and a messenger were missing. The boatswain of KENT was told that if he could not explain the theft, the value would be stopped from his wages.
  • 1740 Capt. Cornelius MITCHEL, Spithead. On 21st. December 1740 the KENT and the GRAFTON anchored in Plymouth Sound, both had both yards and sails due to bad weather. On Saturday 7th. March 1741 KENT, GRAFTON, SCARBOROUGH and PEMBROKE PRIZE, sailed from St. Helen's with 23 merchantmen under their convoy. Then with the squadron under Mr VERNON in the West Indies.

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