Maidstone (28)

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Origin and History

The frigate was built by Thomas Seward at Rochester and launched on February 9 1758.

During the Seven Years' War, the ship was under the command of:

  • 1759 to September 1761: captain Dudley Digges
  • September 1761: captain Weston Varlo

The frigate was broken up in July 1794.

Service during the War

At the end of May 1758, the frigate was part of commodore Howe's squadron who, from June 1 to July 1, escorted the amphibious expedition against the French coasts. From July 31 to September 19, she probably took part to the second expedition against the French Coasts.

In 1759, the frigate was part of Duff's squadron observing the French fleet in Brest. On November 19, as admiral Hawke was pursuing the French fleet who had escaped from Brest, he ordered the frigate ahead of the fleet. On November 20, she was present at the decisive battle of Quiberon who eliminated any serious threat from the French navy for the rest of the war.

To do: more details for the campaigns from 1760 to 1762

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 28
Main deck ???
Crew 200 men
Length ???
Width ???
Depth ???
Displacement ???

References

Blasco, Manuel, British 6th Rates, 3 Decks Wiki

Phillip, Michael, Ships of the Old Navy

N.B.: the section Service during the War is mostly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.