The Maidstone was a 40-gun fourth-rate frigate of the English Royal Navy, originally built for the navy of the Commonwealth of England at Woodbridge, and launched in 1654.
After the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, her name was changed to Mary Rose. By 1677 her armament had been increased to 48 guns. She fought in the Anglo-Dutch Wars and the War of the Grand Alliance. She was commanded by John Kempthorne in 1669, and fought off an attack by seven Algerine corsairs. Mary Rose was captured by the French in 1691.
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