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KINGSTON (60) 4th rate Built in 1740, Plymouth.
Sold in 1762.

  • Rebuilding, transferred from Portsmouth, started in February 1737.
  • 1740 Capt. Thomas TREFUSIS.
  • 1741 Capt. Richard NORRIS. She went out into the Sound on 24th. February and sailed from Plymouth for Lisbon, via Cork, on the 27th. His surgeon missed the ship and the the surgeon's second mate died in Lisbon; so he gave a warrant to Edward PEARCE, the surgeon from one of the packets there. In June she was back at Spithead. In September Capt. NORRIS took proceedings in the Admiralty Court at Gibraltar over the capture of the Spanish privateer Our Lady of Rosario only to learn that without the signatures of KINGSTON's officers, the oath taken by Capt. NORRIS at Portsmouth was invalid.
  • 1759 A survey at Plymouth in February found several planks eaten by worm and it was proposed to re-sheath her.
  • 1762 KINGSTON was ready for sale at Chatham.

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