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 (c.1681-1750) 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

2 Petty Officers

17.4.1703 - 1.5.1707Volunteer-per-orderHenry Gwavas ADM 107/3/8ADM107/324.11.1704 - 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


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