HMS Maidstone (1744)
|Career (Great Britain)|
|Ordered:||16 May 1743|
|Launched:||12 October 1744|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||1741 proposals 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||979 long tons (994.7 t)|
|Length:||140 ft (42.7 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||40 ft (12.2 m)|
|Depth of hold:||17 ft 2½ in (5.2 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Maidstone was a 50-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Rotherhithe to the dimensions laid down in the 1741 proposals of the 1719 Establishment, and launched on 12 October 1744.
Maidstone had a short life, being wrecked in 1747.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p172.
- 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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