HMS Kent (1652)
|Renamed:||HMS Kent, 1660|
|Fate:||Wrecked, October 1672|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Fourth rate frigate|
|Tons burthen:||601 long tons (610.6 t)|
|Length:||104 ft (31.7 m) (keel)|
|Beam:||32 ft 6 in (9.9 m)|
|Depth of hold:||13 ft 6 in (4.1 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Armament:||40 guns of various weights of shot|
Her most famous action was when she attacked a squadron of Tunisian warships lying in Porto Farina, on the Barbary Coast. She defeated both the ships and the on-shore fort to win her third battle honour.
After the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, her name was changed to HMS Kent. She served in the Second Dutch War with distinction and was involved in the Battle of Lowestoft, which remains the most crushing naval defeat in Dutch history, and the St. James's Day Battle, a two-day long fight which ended in a closer English victory. She was wrecked in October 1672 off Cromer.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p160.
- History : HMS Kent : Type 23 Frigates : Surface Fleet : Operations and Support : Royal Navy
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham. ISBN 9781861762818. OCLC 67375475.
- Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
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