Le Grafton

Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Grafton' (1700) (70)
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Constructor John & Richard WellsBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
National RateDeuxième RangBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up1744NNF-1715


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 EquivalentW033
Length of Gundeck145' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.096 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth38' 4"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.3559 (40′ 6″ Imperial)
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 
Depth in Hold14' 9"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.6081 (15′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen1,103 4294Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck145'French Feet (Pied du Roi)47.099 (154′ 6″ Imperial)
Length of Keel113' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)36.7086 (120′ 5″ Imperial)
Breadth37' 3"French Feet (Pied du Roi)12.0292 (39′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold17'French Feet (Pied du Roi)5.5487 (18′ 2″ Imperial)


1707Broadside Weight = 516 French Livre (556.8672 lbs 252.582 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 6-Pounder

1707Broadside Weight = 492 French Livre (505.7808 lbs 229.386 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck2 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck2 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 3-Pounder

1708Broadside Weight = 600 French Livre (600.4752 lbs 272.316 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 3-Pounder

1723Broadside Weight = 486 French Livre (524.4912 lbs 237.897 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck24 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
17073877 officers, 380 crewNNF-1715

2 Commanding Officers

4.1728 - 2.1729Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI4.1733 - 9.1733Capitaine de VaisseauChevalier Joseph de Nesmond de Brie (1675-1751)FWIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

1728Lieutenant de Vaisseau Vincent Huon de Kermadec (1671-1746)ref:673

Service History

1708Refitted as a 68 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1714Refitted as a 66 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
1722Began repairs at Brest - Brittany NNF-1715
1723Refitted as a 62 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1723Completed repairs at Brest - Brittany NNF-1715
20.7.1728Bombardment of Tripoli
1743Refitted as a 64 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line


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