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Nominal Guns70B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Grafton' (1679) (70)
First Commissioned1700B065
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
ConstructorJohn & Richard WellsBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Grafton' (1707) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck150' 8 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel124' 5"Imperial Feet37.8005 
Breadth40' 4 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,102Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 8 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel124' 5"Imperial Feet37.8005 
Breadth40' 10"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold16' 8"Imperial Feet4.9107 
Burthen1,103 4294Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

4 Commanding Officers

14.2.1700/1 - 1703CaptainThomas Harlow (d.1741) ADM 6/6/55TRN2c.5.1703 - 13.8.1704CaptainAndrew Leake (d.1704)TRN215.8.1704 - 25.9.1705CaptainJohn Herne (d.1705)† ADM 6/8/112
Commission confirmed 20.11.1704
7.1.1705/6 - 1.5.1707CaptainEdward Acton (d.1707)† ADM 6/9/29
Commission confirmed 29.11.1706

11 Commissioned Officers

17.2.1700/1 - 29.4.1702First LieutenantJohn Martin ADM 6/6/56ADM 6/617.2.1700/1 - 31.12.1701Second LieutenantMark Harrison ADM 6/6/56ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 18.1.1701/2Third LieutenantSamuel Sanderson ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/611.1.1701/2 - 17.8.1704Second LieutenantHewett Holloway (c.1671-?) ADM 6/6/129ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 9.4.1703Third LieutenantHabbakuk Wyley ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/630.4.1702 - 1.12.1702First LieutenantCharles Carter ADM 6/7/31ADM 6/716.1.1702/3 - 17.8.1704First LieutenantPhilemon Pownoll ADM 6/7/80ADM 6/710.4.1703 - 18.8.1704Third LieutenantGeorge Hall ADM 6/7/117ADM 6/718.8.1704 - 1.5.1707First LieutenantJohn Fletcher (d.1750) ADM 6/8/112
Commission confirmed 20.11.1704
ADM 6/8
18.8.1704 - 1.5.1707Second LieutenantGeorge Hart ADM 6/8/105
Commission confirmed 28.10.1704
ADM 6/8
18.8.1704 - 1.5.1707Third LieutenantJohn Sawyer ADM 6/8/123
Commission confirmed 19.12.1704
ADM 6/8

1 Petty Officer

24.11.1704 - 1704Volunteer-per-orderEdward Eaves ADM 6/8/115ADM 6/8

Service History


Ordered to be launched by the Admiralty

21.7.1704Capture of Gibraltar
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga

Sailed from the Downs with a convoy of about forty merchantmen bound to the westward in company with the Royal Oak and the Hampton Court

1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone


B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book

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