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Le Grafton

14208
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Previously
Captured2.5.1707BWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Constructor
John & Richard WellsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
National RateSecond RangBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up1744NNF-1715

Dimensions


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)
Burthen1,000Ton 
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)
Burthen1,000Ton 

Armament


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 = 481 French Livre (519.0952 lbs 235.4495 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 3-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 French 1-Pounder

1708Broadside Weight = 480 French Livre (518.016 lbs 234.96 kg)NNF-1661
Lower Gun Deck26 French 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 French 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle4 French 3-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 French 1-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

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1714Capitaine de Corsaire
Antoine-Alexis de Périer (Seigneur de Monros et de Quervichard)French
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1701-1757
ref:673
4.1728 - 2.1729Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Joseph de Nesmond de BrieFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1714
FWIKI
4.1733 - 9.1733Capitaine de Vaisseau
Chevalier Joseph de Nesmond de BrieFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1714
FWIKI

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1728Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Vincent Huon de KermadecFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1733
ref:673
1735Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marineref:673

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1728Garde de la Marine
Jean Joseph d'AnnevilleFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ref:631

Service History


DateEventSource
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
1728

Expedition at Tunis

ref:631
20.7.1728Bombardment of Tripoli
1743Refitted as a 64 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line

 

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